Sector concerns over Legal Aid proposals

Charities and other organisations concerned with citizen access to the justice system are being urged to take part in the consultation on the government’s Transforming Legal Aid proposals. These have been strongly criticised by the Howard League for Penal Reform, http://www.howardleague.org/legal-aid/.

The consultation runs to 4th June, see https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/transforming-legal-aid.

Dual registered charities in Scotland

OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, has published a Memorandum of Understanding with new financial services body the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to regulation of charitable IPSs and Friendly Societies registered with both bodies. This sets out who a charity should contact first for constitutional changes.

In pdf, 1.28MB at http://www.oscr.org.uk/media/34682/fca_mou.pdf.

(From BWB weekly website review)