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Charity land: A widening of the pool

We previously reported on the new Charities Act 2022. The first wave of provisions in relation to charity land are now in force, with more expected to be in force […]

The Charities Act 2022

After key changes to the law were proposed in May 2021, the new act received Royal Assent on 24 February 2022, and was passed into law as the Charities Act […]

The new Charities Bill – 10 years on

From providing more flexibility to giving greater powers to trustees, the new Charities Bill aims to simplify processes for charities and clarify grey areas in the law. Published on 26 […]

Charity Commission guidance on managing financial difficulties and recovery

Trustees, in particular those of smaller charities, will welcome recent guidance from the Charity Commission on working through financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance, which […]

Coronavirus cash grants for charities: What support is available?

On 8 April, the Chancellor promised a £750m support package to boost the charity sector, of which £370m will go to smaller local charities supporting vulnerable people. The aim of […]

Trustees’ duties & charity land: 6 frequently-asked questions

Getting the best deal for your charity, while complying with charity law, is part and parcel of being a trustee; but what are the legal requirements when it comes to […]

Tougher regulation for charity trustees

The Charity Commission’s new legal powers were introduced in the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016. They include the power to issue an ‘official warning’ to charities and/or trustees, […]

Charity of the Year grand total: We raised over £10k for Winston’s Wish

We are delighted to have raised in excess of £10,000 for our chosen charity of 2017/18, Winston’s Wish. This month our charity committee invited Malaney Varaljay-Boyce, head of regional fundraising […]

History repeats itself as we re-ignite our partnership with Winston’s Wish

Sixteen years ago, a group of our lawyers emptied their pockets and dusted off their walking boots in aid of Winston’s Wish to climb the highest mountains of England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. This year, we’ve linked up […]

Willans have raised over £10,000 for The Nelson Trust

We are delighted to have raised in excess of £10,000 for our chosen charity of the year (2016-17), The Nelson Trust.   On Tuesday 20 June our charity committee invited […]

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