What is a Community Interest Company and how can you set one up? BWB's Tom Pratt explains.
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BWB's Bill Lewis answers some common questions on charity tax and VAT.
BWB's Karli Hiscock explains the seven key lease provisions that all tenants taking leases of retail premises need to be aware of.
Senior Trade Mark Attorney Mat Healey provides his top tips for achieving the perfect charity rebrand.
BWB's Alice Faure Walker answers some common questions regarding social enterprises and the law
Lucy McLynn, partner is BWB's Employment department, looks at the relationship between third sector organisations and their volunteers.
BWB's Alice Faure Walker answers some common questions regarding charities, trustees and the law.
There are three main categories of employment status; “employees”, “workers” and the genuinely “self-employed”. This article provides some general HR guidance on self-employed individuals and consultants.
Senior Trade Mark Attorney Mathew Healey explains the fundamental trade mark laws that charities should be aware of.
A social enterprise is not defined by its legal form, but rather by its nature. Social enterprise is defined by government as “a business with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners"
A charity is an organisation which is established for the public benefit and which has purposes (the charity’s objects) which are exclusively charitable.
When setting up an organisation with a social purpose, you must decide what form it is going to take. You may consider establishing a charity or a social enterprise. Although many organisations fall into both brackets there are many distinct differences that are important to note.
BWB’s Bill Lewis answers top charity questions on Tax and VAT, and unravels the more complex areas of VAT-exemption. Find out what charities have to pay tax on, and where savings can be made. pay tax on, and where savings can be made.
Onboard governance consultant Tesse Akpeki shares her top tips for every charity board to excel.
In the first in our Employment Focus series, Bates Wells Braithwaite’s Louise Rea provides a comprehensive guide to employees and workers, examining their status and rights under employment law.