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31 July 2020 Members of academy trusts have fiduciary duties

We are increasingly asked are there any limits on how members can exercise their powers.

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3 December 2019 Care Charitable Trust fined after Resident suffers fatal fall

Nazareth Care Charitable Trust which operates a care home in Bonnyrigg, Scotland, recently received a fine after a resident at one of its care homes suffered a fatal injury after falling down a flight of stairs.

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5 April 2019 Changes to small trading exemption for charities comes into force

On 5th April 2019 the latest changes to the small trading exemption for charitable companies and CIOs came into force; the same changes came into force for unincorporated charities on 1st April 2019.

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10 August 2018 Appeal to Supreme Court launched on payment for ‘sleep-in’ shifts

Unison have confirmed that it would be appealing the Court of Appeal’s ruling that workers are not entitled to be paid for time when they are asleep at work- so called 'sleep-in shifts'.

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18 July 2018 Risk warning: independent contractors

Various Claimants v Barclays Bank is a claim in vicarious liability arising from sexual assaults perpetrated by an independent doctor conducting health examinations on employees and prospective employees of Barclays Bank, on the bank’s behalf.

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18 July 2018 Vicarious liability and independent contractors

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in the case of Barclays Bank plc and Various Claimants has been handed down.

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19 February 2018 Institutions must focus on future abuse prevention, as well as reparations for past failures

With the #MeToo campaign, the recent Oxfam sexual abuse claims and the prosecution of football coach Barry Bennell for a further 43 offences of sexual abuse against 11 boys between 1979 and 1991, it is clear that the scale of sexual abuse allegations across all manner of organisations is coming to the fore.

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1 August 2017 Kids Company - lesson for academies?

The Insolvency Service intends to prosecute previous trustees of Kids Company showing that failure to fulfill a voluntary role has real consequences.

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10 July 2017 Contentious comments on day FPS goes live

There was tough talking this week from Sir Stuart Etherington, the Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, who recommended “naming and shaming” those charities who refused (or didn’t respond) to requests to contribute to the Fundraising Regulator’s work.

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7 July 2017 Charity Commission case report: National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline

The importance of trustee compliance has been emphasised by the Charity Commission in its Case Report of the National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline.

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