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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Are Things Getting A Little Too Close For Comfort?

A review of the charity's commission's draft guidance on charities and connected organisations

A blog on Charity Commission guidance, I hear you say?  Won’t that only apply in England and Wales?  Technically, yes, but OSCR will generally-speaking have an eye on what their much longer established cousin (publisher of considerable rafts of guidance over the years) is up to.  And what happens south of the border could quite readily work its way up here.

The title of the draft guidance is “Charities that are connected with non-charitable organisations: maintaini

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And The Survey Says...

The Scottish public’s trust in charities remains as high now as it was two years ago according to the latest research commissioned by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

The figures have been welcomed as positive news for the third sector against a backdrop of high-profile governance failures at a number of major charities in recent months.

The report, published last month, focussed on four main areas: engagement with charities; motivations and trust in charities; concerns about charities; and awareness and understanding of OSCR.

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'If You Take A Sabbatical For Two Years, How Is That Different From Someone Who’s Off For Mental Health Reasons For Six Months? Or A Year For Maternity Leave?'

As team we pride ourselves on proactively identifying forthcoming trends and issues for our clients. But recently we turned the tables and asked our network of HR professionals to guide us on what they saw coming down the track as the critical issues facing their organisations, and how they could ensure they were able to attract and retain a future-ready workforce.

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