Insight Articles

Our straight-talking articles and guides are designed to cut through charity professional industry jargon and answer your pertinent questions.

Long COVID and the workplace

There is a still lot we don’t know about Long COVID and its prognosis which can make it difficult for employ...

When Covid makes it impossible to fulfil contracts

JAYNE ADAMS, partner at law firm McCARTHY DENNING, talks through a whole range of issues when the performance ...

Charities going digital: top 10 data privacy tips

At the beginning of this year, Charity Finance Group reported on widespread innovation and inventio...

Bates Wells Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises

Our weekly round up of news and updates from across the sector here

The Return-to-Work Process: how to effectively prepare for the workplace reopening?

Charities have reason to be optimistic as they prepare to reopen the workplace in accordance with the Govern...

Charities update

Welcome to this month's edition of the Withers Charities team e-alert.   A little encouragemen...

Vaccines – guidance for charities as employers

As the vaccine programme has extended to the wider adult population following the government’s priority listin...

Granting Leave for Employee Holidays

Since the Prime Minister set out his roadmap in February to gently ease the lockdown restrictions in England,...

Can charities and not for profit organisations require their employees and workers to have a COVID-19 vaccination?

Vaccinations are currently a huge talking point and with the NHS and other workers (such as in the care secto...

Is your charity/not for profit organisation prepared for the reforms to the IR35 off-payroll working?

Introduction With the reforms to the IR35 Off-payroll legislation coming into effect from 6 April 2021, many ...

When is a charitable gift valid and how to spend £500 million? The National Fund decision

This was authored by Nicola Evans, Charities Counsel, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.On 26 Jan...

Charities and COVID-19 – CIGA 2020 update: members’ meetings and relief from wrongful trading liability

This was authored by Nicola Evans, Charities Counsel, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.While the...

Charity Law and Governance e-alert - Winter 2020

Welcome    A lot has happened in the world since our last update so we start this edition with an ov...

Teachers’ Pension Scheme and Independent Schools – phased withdrawal proposals given the go-ahead

This was authored by Nicola Evans, Charities Counsel, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.On 11 Nov...

Trustees’ week – how to be a secret superhero

This was authored by Nicola Evans, Charities Counsel, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.To coinci...

Equality Act 2010 exceptions and charities – the Supreme Court decision in the Agudas Israel Housing Association case

This was authored by Nicola Evans, Charities Counsel, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.On 16 Oct...

Corporate transparency and register reform – impact of proposed companies house reforms on charities

This was authored by Nicola Evans, Charities Counsel, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.On 18 September 202...

Charities and COVID-19 – an update on members’ meetings and the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

This was authored by Nicola Evans, Charities Counsel, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.We reported in our ...

Fundraising through commercial partnerships – some practical tips

This was authored by Sarah Williams, Legal Director, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.Fundraisers have, fo...

Charities and judicial review

This was authored by Helen Fry, Senior Associate, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.The case of the Wimbled...

The Law Commission’s charity law project – time for that Charities Bill?

This was authored by Nicola Evans, Charities Counsel, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog.Today (Monday 14 Se...

Have your say on £2 billion charity rates relief – the Government’s business rates review

This was authored by Nicola Evans, Charities Counsel, for the BDB Pitmans Charity Law blog. On 21 July 20...

Coronavirus: Updates for the UK Charity Sector

New guidance to support the return of public fundraising With the recent easing of restrictions, the Fundraisi...

The coronavirus crisis has affected all charities

As part of our programme of support for charities, and in response to the pandemic, we have co-created a serie...

Charities – Serious Incident Reporting During the Pandemic

In the midst of the immense strategic and financial challenges charities are currently tackling, it might be e...

How the coronavirus is impacting small charities

All organisation across the UK are currently being impacted by covid-19, including small charities which provi...

Should Charities Use Zoom?

There has been a lot of media coverage of the use of Zoom for online meetings during the Covid-19 lockdown. Ch...

COVID-19 – Advice for Charities

Charities are at the forefront of the nation’s response to the current crisis, being vital to the delivery of ...

Charities and Coronavirus: Reflections on the sector following the 2008 financial crisis

It is impossible to predict the extent of the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on our societies, but the ro...

Charities, Coronavirus and Regulatory Compliance

(1) Charity Commission FilingsThe Charity Commission has issued a welcome statement that its approach to reg...

Coronavirus: key government measures to assist organisations

Although at the time of writing a charity sector specific support package has not yet been announced, operati...

Coronavirus: Philanthropy and charities

With the Coronavirus crisis now officially a pandemic by World Health Organization standards, there is nowhere...

The Charity Chair – Some Practical Considerations

The role of a charity’s Chair of Trustees is often crucial in setting the tone, standard and good practice wit...