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Auto Enrolment: is Workie working for you?

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As pension auto enrolment continues to be rolled out, employers yet to set up a scheme are looking to see what they need to do to meet their legal duties. The Pensions Regulator is encouraging…

EU Referendum Guidance for charities

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As the EU referendum approaches, trustees of charities are being warned to check Charity Commission guidelines if they are considering involvement in the debate. The Commission is reminding charities that seek to influence the outcome of the referendum…

Charities Act: timetable of action

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The Charity Commission is launching a series of consultations on how it will use its new powers in the Charities Act 2016 to regulate the sector. A Cabinet Office timetable explains when the different sections of the new Act…

Coastal Communities Fund

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The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) was introduced in 2012 to support economic development of coastal areas across the UK. The fund is operated by the BIG Lottery Fund on behalf of the Department for Communities…

Sugar adds spice to Apprenticeship Levy

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Lord Sugar has been appointed enterprise tsar, as the government confirms an employer-led Institute for Apprenticeships will begin work in 2017 to regulate the quality of apprenticeships funded under the new Apprenticeship Levy. From April next year…

Register of People with Significant Control – how academies are affected

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From 6 April 2016 most UK companies and LLPs have a duty to set up and maintain a register of individuals or legal entities (such as companies) that discloses who has significant control over the…

Charity Commission reveals 2016 results

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The charity commission has revealed that charities in England and Wales generated £71.2bn of income in the year to 31 March 2016. Other highlights include charities employing nearly 1m people and having over 3.4m volunteers.…

Immigration Bill becomes law

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The Immigration Bill has received Royal Assent, introducing a series of reforms to make it harder for people who have no right to be in the UK to live here. The new rules will also impose restrictions…

Charity Commission consults on SORP changes

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The Charity Commission has published an invitation to comment on the future of the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP). The consultation document sets out 5 distinct areas where views are sought on how the SORP can be…

Insolvent companies on the rise

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Insolvency Service figures reveal there were 3,694 insolvent companies in England and Wales in the first quarter of 2016, an increase of over 5% on the previous quarter. Of these companies, 804 were subject to compulsory winding…