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How Streetbank persuaded the commission to change its mind on registration

How Streetbank persuaded the commission to change its mind on registration

The online platform that allows people to help their neighbours had a tough time convincing the regulator of its charitable purpose. Sam Burne James reports

Legal Update: Bill will close disqualification loophole

Legal Update: Bill will close disqualification loophole

Plus: the government publishes draft legislation for the Finance Bill 2015, and community amateur sports clubs get new rules, writes Adrian Pashley

Tara McInnes: The ramifications of unregulated will-writing

Tara McInnes: The ramifications of unregulated will-writing

Charities can miss out on insurance money when legacies in wills that have been drafted with these firms fall through, so they should support the Lord Chancellor's call for regulation, writes the legal expert

Analysis: Does attendance by videolink help or hinder board meetings?

Analysis: Does attendance by videolink help or hinder board meetings?

Remote working has changed the way many organisations operate, but how does it affect the traditional format of a charity trustee meeting? Sam Burne James reports

Longridge may have been granted a rebate - but VAT relief is still a minefield

Longridge may have been granted a rebate - but VAT relief is still a minefield

Measures for charities in the Autumn Statement do not address broader complexity, writes Sam Burne James

Legal Update: High Court rules on university trust deed

Legal Update: High Court rules on university trust deed

Plus: Charity Commission consults on trustee guidance, the government consults on exceptions to the proposed ban on the use of corporate directors by UK companies, and names and disclosures legislation to come into force, writes Adrian Pashley

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