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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Legal update: NJC pay scales; redundancy and dismissal

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

NJC pay rates

National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC) pay rates are nationally negotiated between trade unions (GMB, Unison and Unite) and the National Employers for Local Government Services, who negotiate pay on behalf of 350 local authorities in England, Wales

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Legal update: national minimum wage

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

National minimum wage and national living wage rates from 1 April

For pay reference periods starting on or after 1 April 2018, the hourly rates for national minimum wage (NMW) and national living wage (NLW) are:

NLW for workers aged 25 and over: £7.83 (4.4%

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Legal update: criminal record checks 2

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Identity checking guidelines for criminal record checks

New identity checking guidelines for standard and enhanced disclosure checks became compulsory from 25 January 2018. These were introduced on 24 October 2017, and ran alongside the previous guidelines for a three-month transition period. The new guidelines

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Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Legal update: criminal record checks

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Basic criminal record checks

The Police Act 1997 included provision for standard and enhanced criminal record checks for people undertaking specified types of work – for example accountancy, and work with children and vulnerable adults – and basic checks for any purpose. Nearly

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Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Protect your small charity from cyber-attack – NCSC

The Nation Cyber Secturity Centre (NCSC) has published a guide specifically for small charities on how to protect against cyber attack.

There is a full guide and a summary infographic detailing low-cost steps to take to minimise the risks.

Full details on the NCSC website small charities page.

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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Legal update: further guidance to prepare for GDPR

This update has been published by Sandy Adirondack, containing information of specific areas of planning for GDPR compliance.

Getting sorted for GDPR: Children’s personal data, HR, faith organisations + more

This update lists GDPR resources for organisations which hold personal data about children; for staff with HR responsibilities in relation to employees, other paid staff, and volunteers;

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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Legal update: GDPR

Getting sorted for GDPR

This update on the GDPR has been published by voluntary sector legal expert Sandy Adirondack.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes data protection legislation in all EU member states on 25 May 2018. In the UK it will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), and will be supplemented by

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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Legal update: CIO naming

New rules on CIO/SCIO names

This update has been sent by voluntary sector legal expert Sandy Adirondack.

For all CIOs/SCIOs: Inclusion in index of company names

Since 1 January 2018 the names of all charitable incorporated organisations registered in England and Wales (CIOs) and Scottish CIOs (SCIOs) are included in the index of company names maintained by Companies

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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Legal update: CIOs

This update comes from voluntary sector legal expert Sandy Adirondack (www.sandy-a.co.uk)

Charitable company conversion to charitable incorporated organisation (CIO)

Five years after the new charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) structure became available for unincorporated charities in England and Wales, it is finally!!! also available for charitable companies.

CIOs have all the advantages of incorporation, in particular protection from personal

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Friday, July 14th, 2017

New Charity Governance Code published

The updated version of the Charity Governance Code has been published, setting out higher standards and urging larger charities to carry out external reviews every three years.

You can view and download the new code and find advice about using the code on the new Charity Governance Code website.

The publishers of the code are keen to raise awareness

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