Charity

Following monetary penalty notices issued against the RPSCA and the British Heart Foundation last December, the Information Commissioner’s Office has fined another eleven charities for breaches of data protection laws. The ICO’s action follows a two year investigation. How did the charities breach data protection law? The contraventions cover three broad activities: Wealth screening –… Read more »

Charity

We have written (in the Scotsman and Third Force News) about earlier stages of the Melita Jackson will dispute case.  We have also previously blogged on the issues the case raises, from both the perspective of charities and inividuals in Scotland.  The Supreme Court has now made its decision and these are some initial thoughts on… Read more »

Charity

Law and charities: the 2017 update  Join us at the Gathering 2017 on Thursday 23 February at 1.30pm to 2.30pm for a free seminar which will give trustees and others an insight into some key legal issues affecting charities in 2017. The topics to be covered will include employment law, data protection and information law (a… Read more »

Charity

In April 2016, the government introduced a requirement for companies to hold a register of people with significant control (PSCs). It’s part of the government’s commitment to increase transparency about who owns and controls UK companies. How does this impact charities? The PSC regime applies to nearly all UK companies. It applies to charities which… Read more »

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