Ofcom is inviting applications for community radio licences in the East of England (with Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes), to be submitted by 16th December.
Community Media Association news item http://www.commedia.org.uk/news/2014/09/ofcom-radio-east-england/ or download the Ofcom details (pdf, 338KB).
Some useful material for those considering whether their organisation needs to register under the Lobbying Act, now that it is fully in effect for the 2015 general election.
- NCVO has decided not to register with the Electoral Commission, and has shared its board paper, along with some notes on the process and discussion. This NCVO article looks to be very helpful.
- Homeless Link has published a briefing.
» Continue reading news item ... “Coping with the Lobbying Act”
Personnel professionals body CIPD has produced a research report covering “some of the latest thinking and innovative ideas in the field of change management that can help to land transformational change”.
‘Landing transformational change’ is available via http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/research/transformational-change.aspx.
HM Revenue and Customs has updated its Gift Aid guidance to explain that the terms and conditions attached to a donation that gives a right of admission to property cannot include a right to a full or partial refund of the admission payment, http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/gift_aid/rules/admissions.htm#2a.
New regulations on payments to military reservists come into force on 1st October – The Reserve Forces (Payments to Employers and Partners) Regulations 2014, http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/2410/contents/made.
At present, when called up, reservists are paid directly by the Ministry of Defence, and employers can claim expenses in respect of additional costs incurred. From October, small and medium employers will also be able to receive up to £500 per month for each full month a reservist is absent from work (reduced pro rata for parts of a month, or part-time workers). » Continue reading news item ... “Payments for military reservists”
The government is consulting on proposed revisions to the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001, including the introduction of new quality standards for children’s homes. Children’s homes would be required to show how they support young people and respond to their wishes.
Responses by 14th November, see gov.uk