The revised Standard replaces the old self-assessment model with a more structured mechanism that places VFM at the heart of the business and involves reporting against a set of VFM Metrics.
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a specialist law firm with a clear purpose – to “improve lives, communities and society". For over 40 years we’ve been successfully combining market-leading legal expertise with a commitment to excellence and long-term relationships underpinned by a strong set of values.
- are purpose driven;
- show respect;
- build relationships;
- demonstrate integrity; and
- deliver excellence.
Founded in Birmingham in 1973 by Anthony Collins, whose Christian faith motivated him to set up a firm to serve individuals and the community, our business started with a commitment to serve individuals and the community in a way not seen before. Since then, we have pursued our social purpose through the work we do and how we do it. We are proud of our purpose and of our values. This is reflected in the clients we work with and the sectors we serve. We are now nationally recognised across our specialist sectors. They include:
An emerging leader, advising social care providers nationally, both in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
A growing schools, academies, and Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) practice, with strong links to a number of Dioceses.
National, leading and multi-disciplinary housing association practice, advising on developments in national housing policy and regulation.
A top-five nationally-leading charities practice, with a specialism in advising faith-based charities.
Reputation as national advisers to local authorities and the wider public sector, especially in the commissioning of publicly-funded services.
A leading advisor for community regeneration and co-operatives, as well as for social enterprises and values-driven businesses.
Nationally, award-winning practice, advising individuals with critical events and those undertaking life-stage planning.
Organisations are increasingly becoming victims of criminal fraud and cyber attacks. It is essential that organisations, including charities, protect their assets, data and reputation.
The Charity Commission has produced guidance to help charities understand whether the changes to the rules regarding automatic disqualification will affect them and what they mean.
To merge or not merge? That is the question. Could a merger help you to best achieve your charitable purpose? Edwina Turner explains.
As a charity trustee, are you managing your charity's resources effectively? Do you have appropriate financial planning strategies?
HM Revenue and Customs introduced the Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Scheme in April 2002. This article serves as a general update as to the requirements of registration of a CASC, structures of a CASC and the benefits of being a CASC.
The Fundraising Regulator has opened its registration scheme to charities registered with the CCNI; Jas Atwal explains the thresholds.
Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) won four awards at the Birmingham Law Society Awards last night (8 March 2018), including Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).
The maximum discount available to tenants exercising their right to buy or preserved right to buy (in England only) is increasing.
Housing providers hoping to escape the EU procurement rules should note that this is unlikely pre-Brexit.