New Protect Duty could impact charities
The government has proposed a new law that requires owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to protect members of the public from terrorist attacks.
Charities and COVID-19
Charity fms have been at the forefront of helping their organisations respond to COVID-19.
Charity shops get reassurance on selling goods with CE label post Brexit
The CE label shows that goods confirm with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area.
Arts Council issues guidance on no-deal Brexit
The new Arts Council guidance provides information on Brexit implications for the arts, museums and libraries. It provides references to Government notices and papers on a wide range of topics, including:
Combustable material to be banned from the outside of buildings
Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced that the government will ban flammable materials on the outside of new buildings.
Government announces review of building regs and fire safety
The Government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. The review has been ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in West London which killed at least 80 people.
Charity Commission gets interim funding boost, plans to look at charging
The Charity Commission has been awarded funding from the Government of £5 million per year to help it respond to what the Commission says are significant increases in demand on its core regulatory functions, including registration and compliance.
Government consults on disabled parking badges
The government has announced a consultation on blue parking badges for people with disabilities. The consultation proposes changes designed to remove barriers to travel for people with conditions such as dementia and autism, allowing them better access to work, shops and amenities.
NCVO launches commission on charity tax and VAT
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has announced it has set up a commission to review of the charity tax system.