The Academies Financial Handbook is updated annually by the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency; it contains a number of governance requirements for academy trusts.
Local Government: Mark Cook navigates the tough decisions for local authorities as they contemplate greater devolution, business rate independence, asset sale freedom and austerity all at the same time.
Health and Social Care: Matthew Wort asks whether the Chancellor has done enough to help meet the critical social care needs of our ageing population and how providers should engage with commissioners who will have much greater freedoms.
Social Business: David Alcock reviews the multiple proposals that will affect co-ops, charities and social businesses including the apprenticeship levy, and the risk business rate freedoms could have on those with current exemptions.
Education: Chris Whittington welcomes the review of the National Funding Formula and shows how the next round of academy conversions should drive through MATs as the chosen mode of operation for the schools sector and will be the tipping point for education support services.
Housing: Jonathan Cox examines how housing associations are being further exposed to market drivers and what it will take to deliver the Government’s shared ownership ambitions in a competitive environment.
If we didn’t need reminding, we ignore the “P” in our PESTLE analyses at our peril.
Senior Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors
Supreme Court publishes key decision for those working in the UK’s gig economy.
From 6 April 2021, it will be the responsibility of medium and large private sector organisations to assess whether contractors working through an intermediary come within the ambit of IR35.
The 'Chocolate Snowman Appeal' is an amazing initiative that Anthony Collins Solicitors' (ACS) employees take part in every year.
The Building Safety Bill (the Bill) is said to be the most significant and wide-ranging change to the regulatory environment for higher risk building (HRBs) for over 45 years.
On 4 November 2020, the Restriction of Public Exit Payments Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into force; exit payments for the public sector were capped at £95,000.
The case was brought by the Official Receiver who sought disqualification orders under section 6 of the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA 1986) against the seven trustees of Kids Company and its CEO. It illustrates well the tension between the role of a fulltime paid CEO of a large charity and the role of its board as voluntary trustees/directors.
At the end of 2020, The Charity Governance Code was updated or 'refreshed' as it is termed on its website.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is today (Thursday 11 February) revealing the scale of its social impact during 2020.
In their first podcast of this series, current and future trainees will discuss their journey and route to securing a training contract at Anthony Collins Solicitors.
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