The new government’s programme of legislation for the current session of parliament was set out in the Queen’s Speech on 27th May. Much of the outline of the content was already known, but there will be a lot of scrutiny to come of areas relevant to the sector.
New guidance on the law about buildings and land designed to help busy managers of community buildings has been published on the Building Assets website.
The resource has been developed by Russell Cooke Solicitors, and should also be useful “for trustees and members of management committees and all in the sector who want to check or improve their understanding of the law in this vital area”.
Two contrasting discussion articles on data and evaluation.
From a nonprofit comment site which likes to make strong statements, ‘Weaponized data: How the obsession with data has been hurting marginalized communities‘ does give some serious backing to the headline.
Provisions in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act dealing with zero hours contracts came into force on 26th May. Section 153 covers ‘exclusivity terms unenforceable in zero hours contracts’.
This will impact employers who do not guarantee staff any hours of work, but prevent them from working for another employer. See People Management magazine article.
A survey of UK charities earlier this year found that one in five charities don’t have facilities to accept online donations. Almost nine tenths of those which did used third party sites to process donations.
This year’s (24th) Charity Shops Survey, run by Charity Finance and Fundraising magazines, is inviting participation. Last year’s survey, covering some 6,500 shops, found that growth was slowing after a boom period at the height of the recession.