The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday 22 September a new range of restrictions to protect us from the Covid crisis, some of which will apply to charities.
Efforts to save the charity included making a number of its employees redundant. The charity has now been rescued by another charity, CGL (Change, Grow, Live) meaning that the jobs of Lifeline Project’s remaining 1,300 employees have been saved, and the services they provide will continue.
Lifeline Project follows similar examples of sizeable charities collapsing including the Kids Company in 2015 and 4Children in 2016.
This most recent example further highlights the need for good governance in charities and the very real and direct impact that insufficient internal safeguards can have on employees and service users. Good governance is vital, not just to avoid collapse, but to ensure effective and efficient use of charitable funds. As charities grow this becomes increasingly important and, because a growing charity means growing demands on trustees’ time, it is vital that governance is correctly established at the outset.
If you require assistance in relation to a governance review of your charity or similar services, please contact a member of our charities team on 0121 200 3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Article by Rebecca Ward, Solicitor and Martin Brown, Trainee Solicitor.
Following the end of the possession stay on 21 September, Helen Tucker & Rebecca Sembuuze from our housing litigation team discuss the most recent guidance, priority cases and what to expect in court.
Covid-19 has resulted, on the whole, in a marked co-operation between contracting authorities and their suppliers as everybody focuses on maintaining delivery as far as possible.
Employment Tribunal rules in favour of claimants in minimum wage case – has the interpretation of “working time” changed?
As we enter a recession, we have been here before, and a key question is what did we learn and how can we benefit from that learning?
It is anticipated that as lockdown restrictions ease, and particularly with children and young adults returning to education, cases of meningitis will start to rise.
As we continue to emerge from lockdown measures and deal with local measures and the short and long term economic impact of Covid-19, local authorities will need to re-assess how services will be delivered for years to come.
The Government first announced plans for a shared ownership right to buy in October 2019. At the time the sector raised concerns about the impact the plans would have on housing associations ability to borrow. An election and a pandemic later the Government announced, during the CIH Housing Festival last week, the return of the right to shared ownership as part of its Affordable Homes Programme (AHP).
Two final pieces of the possession jigsaw have been published on 15 September 2020. Mr Justice Knowles’ working group on possession proceedings has issued its guidance on the “overall arrangements” for possession proceedings.
One change proposed by the Building Safety Bill is the introduction of a duty holder regime, which will see statutory responsibility for the safety of higher risk buildings placed on key individuals
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