3rd April 2019

We are delighted to share with you our latest Charity Group Bulletin, available for download via the following link:

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In this issue, we have a note from Anne Hallowell, charity and not-for-profit partner at UNW. Anne shares her thoughts on the charity sector and discusses the speech by Baroness Stowell at the Annual General Meeting of the Charity Commission.

Furthermore, the bulletin also contains a focus piece on ‘Sleep ins and the Minimum Wage.’ The piece specifically focuses on working times for employees that are required to perform ‘sleep-in’ shifts. After recent rulings, there is a growing uncertainty in the social sector over how these employees should be paid.

This issue also features a recap of our recent event ‘Communicating Impact,’ held in March 2019. At the event, we heard from various different organisations that deal with impact reporting. Peter Deans, an independent consultant,  offered his insight into best practice impact reporting for charities and not-for-profits.

Following on from our previous release, the Charity Commission issued Charity SORP Update 2. We detail the reasoning behind these changes and any further clarifying amendments, as well as the significant amendments.

In addition, the Bulletin also contains an exclusive interview with Michelle Cooper, Chief Executive of the County Durham Community Foundation. Michelle worked in the corporate world for over 15 years, before joining the Foundation in 2018. We discuss the motivations behind her transition, the benefits of embedding a culture of giving into a business, and her future vision for the Foundation.

If you have any questions about the topics covered in this Bulletin, please feel free to contact a member of our Charity and Not-for-Profit team. Full contact details are included on the back page.

Please find our previous Charity Group Bulletins here.

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Social care sector

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Lee Muter, Rebecca Kemp, Chris Muckle

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