The use of large up-front fees and disproportionate deposits has already resulted in significant cost consequences for one care provider.
Cliff is a recognised expert in the corporate governance of mutual, co-operative and membership based organisations and brings with him over 20 years’ experience advising leading co-operative societies, including more recently mutual organisations which have “spun out” of local government.
David Alcock, head of co-operatives and mutual governance at ACS commented: “It gives us great pleasure to welcome Cliff to the team. The wisdom and clarity that Cliff brings to governance issues means that he is a valuable asset to the sector and will allow the firm to continue to contribute to the good governance of co-operatives and mutuals across the board.”
“We’re seeing all kinds of organisations considering mutual and co-operative models, including lots of parts of the public sector. We need to offer informed support about how these models can work really well, to support the aspirations of those involved, and Cliff can help us to do that. He’s part of the co-op movement and we want to support that sector in all it does.” he added.
Cliff said: “It is refreshing to find a firm which is values led and so has much to offer the co-operative and mutual movement. I am really pleased to be joining a group of people with great skills and real commitment in this important and growing area of enterprise.”
The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.
Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.
A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.
Thinking about the legal status of being a cohabitant probably isn’t at the top of the ‘to do’ list.
When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.
We are now only a few weeks away from the biggest change to data protection laws in over 20 years. Are you compliant?
The tragedy, in this case, is that there were options readily available to the midwives that they could have used. This was not a case of having to go above and beyond.
Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.
The SCCS has issued providers in the scheme a series of updated and new documents in order to assist with their National Minimum Wage review.
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