Churches Legal Advisory Service (CLAS)

 

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)

CLAS Circular 2020 - 03

CLAS Circular 2020 - 02

CLAS Circular 2020 - 01

CLAS Circular 2019 - 22

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CLAS Meeting with the Law Commission Slides - 19 September 2019

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CLAS Circular 2019 - 09

CLAS Emergency Planning and Related Issues - 12 June 2019

CLAS Meeting and AGM - 12 June 2019

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CLAS Circular 2015 - 29


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