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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Druces LLP Sponsors Dogs Trust Reception

Druces LLP were delighted to sponsor Dogs Trust’s recent lunchtime reception at the House of Commons to celebrate the 35th anniversary of its iconic slogan “a dog is for life not just for Christmas.” The phrase, first coined in 1978, highlights the issue of dogs being given as Christmas gifts but later abandoned when the […]

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Defamation Act 2013 Comes Into Force On 1st January 2014

The Government has announced that the Defamation Act 2013 will come into force on 1 January 2014. The Act will reform the law of defamation. The key changes are as follows: – The introduction of a requirement that a statement must have caused, or be likely to cause, serious harm to the claimant’s reputation for […]

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HMRC Guidance On ‘Fit And Proper Person’ Test For Charities

The Finance Act 2010 defines charities and other organisations entitled to UK charity tax relief. The statutory definition includes a ‘management condition’ which requires any person having general control and management over the running of a charity or application of its assets to be a ‘fit and proper person’. HMRC has issued detailed guidance on how […]

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