On 18 May 2020, the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) wrote to all social housing residents in England (residents).
The week was founded by Remember a Charity, a group of 190 charitable organisations whose mission it is to encourage the public to leave a gift to charity in their will.
So, what is the need for such a campaign? A report published in January 2017 found that while 35% of people said they would leave a legacy to a charity in their will after ensuring their loved ones were looked after, only 7% actually do so.
It is important to keep your will under regular review to ensure it accurately reflects your wishes; this should be at least every five years or if you have a change in circumstance. Anthony Collins Solicitors has an award-winning team of private client lawyers who can advise you in relation to your will. Whether you want to prepare a will for the first time or review an existing will, please contact a member of the team on 0121 214 3642 or email us to discuss it further.
For anyone who is currently restrained from holding their General Meeting or have held such in breach of their governing documents, help is on the way!
Social landlords may be surprised to learn that “landlords should be able to carry out routine as well as essential repairs for most households”.
Many housing providers are now re-thinking about gathering information to complete their data return to the Regulator of Social Housing, with the initial exercise having been delayed by Covid-19.
With many premises being left unoccupied (or minimally occupied) during the lockdown, both Public Health England and the Health and Safety Executive have warned of the increased risks of Legionella.
The Court of Appeal judgement in Booth and another v R  EWCA Crim 575 will be welcome news for local authority prosecutors and their investigation teams.
The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into force on 4 April.
The purpose of this 30-minute free webinar is to address how employers navigate homeworking; supporting employees whilst also ensuring that their organisation stays financially viable.
As we make our first tentative steps out of strict lockdown, many of us have been thinking about what the future will look like for charities, both in the short and long term.
The UK Government has, in the last few weeks, introduced a multi-billion-pound package of measures and financial support for businesses and institutions that experience issues with their cash flow.
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