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Right to Work – Employers fined £10M in the first quarter of 2017
UK Visas and Immigration have published a quarterly report showing the total number of fines for illegal working given to employers in the United Kingdom.
Whistleblowing Protection: When is a disclosure in the Public Interest?
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 gives protection to employees who blow the whistle on malpractice by their employer. The dismissal of an employee will be automatically unfair when the sole or principal reason for their dismissal is that they have made a “protected disclosure”.
Housing Management Brief: Issue 20
We hope you like the new format which gives you the usual updates on typical Housing Management Issues, but also gives you more of an idea of who’s behind the Devonshires Housing Management Team.
Are we going the REIT way?
The London Stock Exchange is beginning to see a surge in investor interest in UK housing stock through investment in tax efficient vehicles known as Real Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”).
The Charity Governance Code
An updated version of the Charity Governance Code was published on 13 July, setting out higher standards and urging larger charities to carry out external reviews every three years.
Has your AGM become stale?
With company secretaries under increasing pressure to find more effective ways to communicate with shareholders, registered providers (RPs) need to take a closer look at the role of their AGM.
Payment Practice Now a Reporting Requirement For Large Firms
As of 6 April 2017 certain large businesses are required to report on their payment practices, policies and performance.
PSC Register One Year On
In this article, we look at how the people with significant control (PSC) regime has so far been implemented and enforced, and how proposed changes to the legal landscape could impact the regime’s application.
New Free Service at Companies House
The Companies House instant updates service lets you receive email alerts of company transactions. The alert tells you instantly what’s been filed as soon as it’s been accepted by Companies House.
Capital Market Funding: Governance and Disclosure Guidelines
Although this article specifically references housing associations, the guidance raises issues of disclosure for any organisation that is seeking to raise funds by way of listed bonds.
Fundraising Regulator Steps Up a Gear
Your charity may have received a letter from the Fundraising Regulator asking it to pay a fundraising levy.
Property Management – the shape of things to come for RPs?
With an estimated pipeline of £17 billion of rental stock and a forecasted requirement of some £300 billion more over the next 5 years, Registered Providers (also known as RPs) find themselves facing an interesting strategic dilemma. Are they better off sticking or twisting?