Charity Services

March 22, 2024 | by Joanna.Shields

The Renters (Reform) Bill: A welcome correction of the imbalance of power in the private rental market, or an ill-considered appeal to the renting electorate ultimately doomed to backfire? All that can be said with any certainty about the Bill...

July 27, 2023 | by Bethan Chart

On 14th June 2023, the Charities Act 2022 came into force, making key changes to the procedures that you will have to follow if you are selling or mortgaging charity land as a trustee. Provisions for charity trustees selling or...

November 10, 2020 | by Ben Bourne

Charity trustees have overall responsibility for managing how a charity is run. With increasing regulation, it’s more important than ever to understand your legal duties as a trustee. Our charity law solicitor and Director Ben Bourne has over 13 years’...

March 13, 2019 | by Simon Hale

This is now referred to as “social investment” and was addressed by a law passed in 2016. The simple answer is that one charity (“A”) can give a guarantee e.g. to the bank for the borrowing of another charity (“B”)...

July 2, 2018 | by Beatrice Lowry

Horsecastle Evangelical Church has now successfully registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“CIO”) with the Charity Commission. The church is well established in Yatton, Somerset and its registration as a CIO will strengthen its gospel work in this community. Horsecastle...

July 10, 2017 | by Ben Bourne

The responsibilities on charity trustees aren’t letting up. With intervention in or removal of charities by the Charity Commission for those repeatedly filing late returns, increased powers to suspend or disqualify non compliant trustees and its new weapon to issue...

June 20, 2017 | by Beatrice Lowry

We are pleased to announce that our Charity of the Year for 2017 is Ben’s Den, the Ben Parker Trust Fund. Ben’s Den is a local dedicated children’s charity based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. They are set up in memory of Ben Parker, who sadly...

February 13, 2017 | by Beatrice Lowry

A group of visionary women from Stoke-on-Trent have been successfully awarded charitable status by the Charity Commission. Their charity, Voice of Hope, is run by a group of volunteers and exists to support human trafficking victims. They describe themselves as...

September 30, 2016 | by Ben Bourne

A Derbyshire community group has recently been successful in being awarded charitable status by the Charity Commission. Belper Clusters Heritage Group is run by volunteers from Belper in Derbyshire who, through local support and Heritage Lottery funding, have established a...

July 11, 2016 | by Ben Bourne

Public trust in charities is at a low ebb. Speaking recently at the launch of the Charity Commission’s Public Trust and Confidence in Charities report, Sarah Atkinson, the Commission’s Policy and Communications Director warned confidence in charities has fallen to...