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GDPR = “GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT RULES!”?? A headline in Third Sector this week proclaims “less than half of charities have heard of new data-protection rule.” Of 569 charities surveyed only 44% had heard of the legislation. Presumably even fewer have done anything about it. Even only 3/4 of those larger charities with more than 250 employees were […]

This summer Channel 4’s Dispatches programme focussed attention on Chancellor Philip Hammond. Not only does he always have a copious supply of cough sweets to hand to his beleaguered Prime Minister in (one of) her hour(s) of need , but also a private agreement with a house-builder that could see him make millions of pounds […]

Hey you! Do you want to help solve political corruption in America? If you’ve never given it a thought, you will after watching this: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Jenifer+Lawrence+YOu+tube+wine+tasting&&view=detail&mid=95599F454D0EEB17772395599F454D0EEB177723&&FORM=VDRVRV Many say using celebrities to promote your not-for-profit cause can be a disaster. But I’ve never seen anything better. If you have, I’d be interested to know. robert.nieri@freeths.co.uk    

Tales of George Michael’s philanthropy have only come to light in the wake of his death. But that’s often the point: while some wealthy people may be happy for the world to know of their largesse, others prefer to do good under cover of anonymity. As competition intensifies for diminishing pots of grant funding, commissioning […]

  Oscar night is a-coming and all the bets are off. It’s a question not of “if”, but of “how many” for La La Land. I’ve not seen any of the other contenders but I love this film. Who cares if Ryan Gosling can’t sing, or there aren’t any ambitiously choreographed scenes after the first […]

Ladies and gentlemen, there is a plan. “A plan?”  I hear you say. To establish our place in the world if we vote to leave the EU? For England to get through to the later stages of the European Football Championship this summer? To get Newcastle United back into the Premier League, at the first […]

We’ve recently written a piece on the new Act for the Solicitors Journal Charity Supplement. The Act received royal assent on 16 March this year, although none of its provisions are yet in force. While enacted to protect charities and to facilitate social investment, the Act also contains significant provisions designed to promote better fundraising practice […]

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