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Keith Arrowsmith
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I'm very happy to announce that John Newbigin OBE @newbijohn joins us at Counterculture as our new Chair.
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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has published new guidance on the use of encryption software to protect the security of personal data. The Data Protection Act 1998 does not specifically state that organisations must encrypt personal data.…
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The Charity Commission of England and Wales has published specific guidance for charities that may be considering public involvement in the debate leading up to the European Union referendum on 23 June 2016. It warns charities that taking part in the…
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From 06 April 2016, the rules relating to lotteries (including raffles) will be relaxed, and even more opportunities for fundraising by organising small scale lotteries will be allowed. The new rules remove some of the restrictions that apply to lotteries…
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On 6 April 2016, changes to the Companies Act 2006 introduce a new requirement to keep a register of persons with significant control (PSCs) over the corporate body, and will catch those with direct or indirect control.  Most companies with shareholders,…
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With potential fines of up to 4% of total turnover, its worth keeping up to date with the latest attempts by the EU and the US to agree a framework to protect personal data that is transferred from the EU to the US. Principle 8 of the UK’s Data Protection…
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If you make online sales, then you may need to take steps now to make sure your website (and its terms and conditions) comply with the new European Online Dispute Resolution platform (ODR). By 15 February, all online traders have to provide an electronic…
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The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on “Privacy notices, transparency and control – a code of practice on community privacy information to individuals”. The consultation closes on 24 March 2016. The ICO has revised…
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On 29 January 2016, the UK’s Charity Commission published updated finance guidance for charity trustees: Managing a charity’s finances: planning, managing difficulties and insolvency (CC12) Charity reserves: building resilience (CC19); and Charity…
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On 2 February 2016, the UK’s House of Lords accepted amendments to the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill 2015-16 made in the House of Commons on 26 January 2016. This means that the Bill is now in an agreed form, and will become law once…
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