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Employment Focus: Self-employment

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.

What do I need to set up a social enterprise?

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"

What do I need to set up a charity?

A charity is an organisation which is established for the public benefit and which has purposes (the charity’s objects) which are exclusively charitable.

Charity or social enterprise?

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.

Q&A: Tax and VAT for charities

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.

Top 5 Governance Tips

Onboard governance consultant Tesse Akpeki shares her top tips for every charity board to excel.

Employment Focus: Employees and Workers

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.