Churches Legal Advisory Service (CLAS)

 

CLAS Circular 2021 - 19

  • European ID Cards: changes at the UK Border from 1 October
  • Remote right-to-work checks
  • UK points-based immigration system: sponsorship roadmap
  • COVID-19 guidance and documentation
  • Faith New Deal Pilot Fund
  • Landlords rates discount deadline approaching
  • Changes to charity banking with HSBC
  • Where next for data protection?
  • Driving outside the UK on or after 28 September 2021
  • IICSA report finds child sexual abuse in most major UK religions
  • Scottish Government: Programme for Government 2021-2022
  • Chancellor’s statement on health and social care

CLAS Circular 2021 - 18

  • Charity Commission: responsible investment guidance
  • EU Settlement Scheme
  • Government data on mass events and COVID-19
  • Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill 2021-22
  • Scottish Government: consultation on COVID-19 inquiry
  • Business rates revaluation 2023: the central rating list
  • Draft Valuation for Rating (Wales) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021

CLAS Circular 2021 - 17

  • Guidance on the loosening of restrictions
  • Charity Commission: Managing faith charities as trustees guidance
  • E-signatures on accounts
  • DCMS: a governing body for digital identities
  • Government response to consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace
  • COVID-19: guidance for the safe use of places of worship
  • Jewish cemetery preservation
  • Marriage venues
  • Relationship between the church and state in the UK
  • CCNI: Charities SORP
  • HSE: COVID and ventilation
  • National Disability Strategy
  • Protect Duty
  • Commons Library: The end of "no fault" section 21 evictions
  • Historic England: Building Works and Bats
  • Ministerial Statement: Building Beautiful Places
  • Safer public places: managing public outdoor settings
  • Building standards (fire safety) - a consultation on external wall systems
  • Domestic energy performance certificates reform
  • Proposed changes to Energy Standards and associated topics
  • Finance Bill 2021-22: draft legislation and tax documents
  • Changes to the determination of listed building consent applications
  • Guidance on funerals
  • Renting Homes (Wales) Act

CLAS Circular 2021 - 16

  • Government guidance on loosening of restrictions in the UK
  • Guidance from the Churches
  • Charity Commission: updated guidance on charity accounting
  • DCMS: Risk management template for event organisers
  • Weddings and civil partnerships: changes to COVID-19 restrictions in England from 19 July
  • Charities Bill (NI): call for evidence
  • Private Tenancies Bill
  • COVID-19: Guidance on reopening places of worship
  • COVID-19: Guidance on marriages, civil partnerships and related wedding ceremonies
  • Welsh Government legislative programme

CLAS Circular 2021 - 15

  • Charity Commission: COVID-19 and charity AGMs
  • Charities and terrorism
  • Charities Bill [Lords]
  • Home Office: Illegal working penalties codes of practice for employers 2021
  • European Commission adopts adequacy decision for UK data protection
  • Clergy Newsletter Issue 13
  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020
  • Guidance on weddings, civil partnerships, funerals, wakes and commemorations
  • Guidance on outdoor civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies in England & Wales
  • Bill for Parental Bereavement Leave and Pay
  • Northern Ireland business rates revaluation
  • Access to Cash consultation
  • COVID-19: Prime Minister announces easing of restrictions in England
  • Building Safety Bill
  • Responsible Person or Duty Holder under the Fire Safety Order
  • Opposite-sex civil partnerships
  • OSCR: George Walker appointed as Interim Chair
  • OSCR: Reporter, June edition
  • Short Term Lets: consultation on draft Licensing Order
  • Strengthening Scottish Charity Law
  • Fundamental Review of Business Rates in England: more frequent revaluations

CLAS Circular 2021 - 14

  • Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from July 2021: a reminder
  • Clergy Newsletter Issue 12
  • Marriage registration in England & Wales
  • Updated guidance on COVID-19 and places of worship in England
  • No-fault divorce in England & Wales
  • The Government’s future immigration policy
  • OTS to explore potential for moving the end of the tax year
  • Updated guidance on COVID-19 and places of worship in Wales

CLAS Circular 2021 - 13

  • Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from July 2021: a reminder
  • Marriage registration in England & Wales
  • Updated guidance on COVID-19 and places of worship in England
  • The Government’s future immigration policy
  • Updated guidance on COVID-19 and places of worship in Wales

CLAS Circular 2021 - 12

  • The Queen’s Speech
  • Amendment to standard 12.6.2 (free draws) of the Code of Fundraising Practice
  • Contested Heritage in Cathedrals and Churches
  • Labour Shadow Cabinet reshuffle
  • Building safety: planning gateway one
  • Restarting Fundraising Activities
  • Simplifying the VAT Land Exemption - call for evidence

CLAS Circular 2021 - 11

  • Changes to registration system in England & Wales
  • Formal consultation on draft Funerals Market Order
  • Limit on mourners at funerals in England to be removed
  • Independent Review of Charity Regulation
  • Consultation: new code of practice for external walls
  • Fire Safety Act 2021
  • Project Gigabit
  • Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Order 2021
  • COVID-19: Moving to Level 3
  • Gift Aid on waived refunds and loan repayments
  • Further relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions

CLAS Circular 2021 - 10

  • NMW/ NLW accommodation offset rates
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership Regulations
  • Guidance for the safe use of places of worship and special religious services and gatherings during the pandemic Places of worship registered for marriage
  • Philip & Ors for Judicial Review of the closure of places of worship in Scotland
  • Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 draft regulations
  • Wales to be in Alert Level 3 by 17 May

CLAS Circular 2021 - 09

  • Government response to Law Commission report on Technical Issues in Charity Law
  • National Living Wage increase
  • Draft Registration of Marriages Regulations 2021
  • Weddings and civil partnerships in England: latest guidance
  • COVID-19 regulations laid in Parliament
  • Introducing a performance-based policy framework in large commercial and industrial buildings
  • Improving broadband for Very Hard to Reach premises
  • Project Gigabit Phase One Delivery Plan
  • Unlimited fines for those who breach fire safety regulations
  • Tax Day announcements

CLAS Circular 2021 - 08

  • “Contested heritage”, the Charity Commission and the National Trust
  • Financial support for charities
  • Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
  • Extending the rates holiday for a further 12 months
  • Church hustings
  • Extension of bailiff-enforced rental evictions in England
  • Religious Buildings: Planning
  • Timetable for easing restrictions
  • Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS)
  • COVID-19: places of worship and the latest Welsh Regulations

CLAS Circular 2021 - 07

  • Budget 2021
  • The Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Act 2019
  • Protect Duty consultation

CLAS Circular 2021 - 06

  • COVID-19: The path out of lockdown in England
  • COVID-19: The path out of lockdown in Scotland
  • Welsh First Minister announces tweaks to lockdown rules
  • VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme
  • The Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill

CLAS Circular 2021 - 05

  • Call for Evidence - Covid-19: Government support for charities
  • Charity law: directors/trustees of Kids Company exonerated
  • European Commission expected to approve UK-EU data transfers
  • Commission proposes extension to EU-UK Trade Agreement
  • Call for comments on pre-paid funeral plans
  • National Lottery Grants for Heritage 2021-22
  • A new survey about volunteers and the heritage sector
  • Consultation on designing a new UK subsidy control regime
  • COVID-19 - Where do we go from here?
  • Time limit to COVID support grants
  • Ban on bailiff evictions extended
  • Business rates relief to be extended for full year
  • OSCR: 'virtual'`meetings of charities and SCIOs
  • Updates to the Disclosure (Scotland) Act 2020
  • Budget 2021 and the “Tax Day”
  • Paying VAT deferred due to coronavirus
  • Proposal allowing Northern Ireland to apply special measures on VAT

CLAS Circular 2021 - 04

  • Charities: exception from Registration
  • Church Action for Tax Justice Reports
  • Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
  • Employment of Tier 2 Ministers of Religion and Tier 5 Religious Workers post-Brexit
  • Programme for Government
  • Independent Human Rights Act Review
  • COVID-19: rent arrears and eviction
  • Historic Building Annex
  • Response to an IICSA report on the sexual abuse of children outside the UK
  • Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy
  • Supporting the wedding sector
  • Church caretakers and living accommodation
  • COVID-19: new requirement for risk assessments

CLAS Circular 2021 - 03

  • Charity Commission to consult on updated responsible investment guidance
  • Reopening of Voluntary, Community and Social Economy Sector Covid Recovery Fund
  • “Contested heritage” and listing statues: new proposals from MHCLG
  • Metal theft
  • Building Safety (Wales) White Paper
  • Clean Air (Wales) Bill

CLAS Circular 2021 - 02

  • COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of places of worship
  • Government updates COVID-19 support guidance

CLAS Circular 2021 - 01

  • COVID-19 updates
  • Charity Commission: COVID-19 guidance updated
  • Charity Commission: Inquiry into Christ Apostolic Church World Soul Winning and Evangelistic Ministry
  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Recruiting people from outside the UK from 1 January 2021
  • Brexit
  • Brexit checker tool published
  • Government updates COVID-19 support guidance
  • New lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs
  • ICO publish data sharing code of practice
  • Using personal data in your business or other organisation
  • COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
  • Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage
  • Updated MHCLG guidance for landlords and property owners
  • Strengthening Scottish Charity Law
  • Government updates tax guidance
  • Draft Budget 2021 to 2022

CLAS Circular 2020 - 33

  • Christmas COVID-19 guidelines and updates
  • Stop Press: Northern Ireland Christmas COVID-19 guidelines
  • Charity Governance Code: update
  • Chancellor extends furlough and loan schemes
  • New criminal record disclosure rules take effect
  • Sponsoring a Minister of Religion or Religious Worker
  • Draft changes to the Family Procedure Rules
  • Independent Human Rights Act Review
  • Review of the Gambling Act 2005
  • Business evictions ban extended until March
  • MHCLG updated renting and letting guidance
  • Treasure Act 1996
  • New standards for short-term lets
  • Building Regulations Part L and F Review – Stage 2A
  • Welsh business rates frozen for 2021 to 2022

CLAS Circular 2020 - 32

  • The Winter Plan for England and the tier system
  • Christmas COVID-19 guidelines
  • Welsh Government updates COVID-19 guidance
  • Suggested principles for safer singing
  • Charities (Exception from Registration) Regulations 1996
  • Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus
  • National Fund to be redistributed
  • Extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020
  • Churches: Repairs and Maintenance
  • MHCLG Independent Faith Engagement Review: call for evidence
  • Spending Review 2020
  • Local Restriction Support Grants (England)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 31

  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Charity Commission: updated guidance on COVID-19
  • Law Commission: consultation on weddings law in England & Wales extended
  • National Heritage Memorial Fund

CLAS Circular 2020 - 30

  • COVID-19 UPDATES
    • England 
    • Scotland
    • Wales
    • Remembrance Sunday 2020 in England
  • Charity Commission: ‘five-minute guides’ for charity trustees
  • Furlough scheme extended and further economic support
  • Immigration status of clergy
  • Same-sex religious marriage
  • Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill
  • COVID-19 and weddings

CLAS Circular 2020 - 29

  • AGMs and other meetings: latest Charity Commission guidance
  • Job Retention Bonus
  • COVID-19: marriages and civil partnerships in England
  • Taylor Review Pilot: evaluation
  • IICSA report on Anglican Churches
  • Early medical abortion at home
  • Renting Homes (Wales) Amendment Bill
  • Wales: Weddings and Coronavirus

CLAS Circular 2020 - 28

  • Latest advice on social distancing etc
  • Brexit and Religious Orders
  • Lead theft
  • Marriage and multi-purpose community facilities: updated guidance
  • Law Commission: wedding law in England & Wales
  • Financial support for VCSE organisations to respond to coronavirus
  • Chancellor announces Winter Economy Plan
  • Levelling up our communities: proposals for a new social covenant
  • McKee & Others v Charity Commission for Northern Ireland: update
  • Views sought on amending Building Regulations
  • Government response to the IICSA Westminster report
  • Consultation on Short Term Lets
  • Reform of Hate Crime
  • Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No. 2) Bill
  • VAT reverse charge
  • Temporary increase in the notice period for eviction to be extended

CLAS Circular 2020 - 27

  • Charity Commission: new version of the online register of charities
  • Kickstart Scheme opens for applications
  • Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships
  • Guidance for the safe use of places of worship, special religious services and gatherings
  • Law Commission consultation on reform of wedding law in England & Wales
  • Mothers’ details on marriage certificates
  • Funding available through the Culture Recovery Fund
  • Green Homes Grant Scheme update
  • Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
  • New law meaning renters have a 6-month notice period
  • Same-sex marriage: Northern Ireland
  • Programme for Government, 2020/21
  • COVID-19: places of worship in Wales

CLAS Circular 2020 - 26

  • Marriage: Video Conferencing    
  • Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships
  • Culture Recovery Fund: update
  • Proposal to replace the Community Infrastructure Levy
  • Churches in Wales

CLAS Circular 2020 - 25

  • Furloughed employees to receive full redundancy payments       
  • Job Retention Bonus guidance published             
  • COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships   
  • Culture Recovery Fund  
  • Society lotteries: changes to the rules from 29 July           
  • COVID-19 restrictions    
  • Temporary increase in the notice period for eviction

CLAS Circular 2020 - 24

  • Intellectual property and copyright. 2
  • Draft Building Safety Bill. 3
  • Law Commission publishes reports on enfranchisement, commonhold and right to manage. 3
  • Fundamental review of business rates consultation. 4
  • Making Tax Digital: changes. 4
  • Technical Consultation on the Fifth Money Laundering Directive. 5

CLAS Circular 2020 - 23

  • Fundraising Regulator: Safely returning to fundraising
  • UK points-based immigration system
  • New campaign to prepare UK for end of the transition period
  • Safe re-opening of places of worship
  • Further coronavirus restrictions relaxed in Wales

CLAS Circular 2020 - 22

  • Charity Commission: transparent and accountable governance
  • COVID-19 and the financial sustainability of places of worship
  • Guidance for managing a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Guidance for the safe use of places of worship
  • Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme
  • Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
  • Scotland moves to Phase 3 of lockdown route map
  • Temporary reduced rate of VAT for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions
  • Stay local to be lifted in Wales

CLAS Circular 2020 - 21

  • COVID-19: update
  • Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
  • Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships
  • Resumption of indoor baptisms weddings and civil partnerships
  • Chancellor’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ statement

CLAS Circular 2020 - 20

  • COVID-19: Government guidance on reopening places of worship in England

CLAS Circular 2020 - 19

  • COVID-19: update on reopening places of worship in England
  • Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill
  • Places of worship to reopen on 29 June
  • Danny Kruger MP to work on DCMS consultation on volunteers
  • Ecclesiastical Insurance fundraising hub
  • Reopening of tourism and visitor attractions
  • Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill passes Stage 3
  • Scotland enters Phase 2 of lockdown exit
  • COVID-19: further update on reopening places of worship

CLAS Circular 2020 - 18  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 17  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 16  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 15  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Webinar - 20 May 2020  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 14  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 13  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 12  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 11  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 10  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 09  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 08  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 07  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 06  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 05  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 04  (Contains Coronavirus Guidance)

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CLAS Meeting with the Law Commission Slides - 19 September 2019

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CLAS Emergency Planning and Related Issues - 12 June 2019

CLAS Meeting and AGM - 12 June 2019

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