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AUGUST 2016: The Kubernesis Partnership LLP will soon have a base in Scotland, not far from Edinburgh – in addition to our main office in York. We already work with a number of Scottish charities and we are expecting this work to grow in future. Moreover, senior partner, Gareth Morgan, is quite frequently contributing to charity conferences and events in Scotland.

Given the substantial differences in charity law between England and Wales on the one hand and Scotland on the other, and a different regulator (OSCR rather than the Charity Commission) we felt it would be helpful to have a base in both jurisdictions. In future we will therefore be able to take on work with Scottish charities and umbrella bodies more easily and with much lower travel expenses for clients. We also anticipate that our 2017 seminar programme will include some events in Edinburgh (specifically geared to Scottish charities) as well as events in York (focused on charities in England and Wales). The Kubernesis Scottish office will be in East Lothian and should be fully operational by late August 2016. Please email scotland@kubernesis.co.uk for further details.

JANUARY 2016: The Kubernesis Partnership LLP is delighted to announce three new Kubernesis seminars for 2016 – in March, June and October – spanning all our areas of expertise: charity accounting (SORPs 2015), charity tax, and charity formations. For full details see the Seminars page.

DECEMBER 2015: Gareth Morgan has now stepped down from his role as Professor of Charity Studies at Sheffield Hallam University and is now concentrating most of his time with The Kubernesis Partnership LLP (although he continues a small role in the University as an Emeritus Professor). His valedictory lecture The End of Charity? is available to download – delivered on 9 December 2015.

NOVEMBER 2014: In relation to his academic work, Professor Gareth Morgan was asked to give evidence in person to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Draft Protection of Charities Bill. For a copy of his written submission and a transcript of the session, see the Resources page.

NOVEMBER 2013: The Kubernesis Partnership LLP has responded to the consultation on the new Charities SORP, drawing on the views expressed at our seminar – see the Resources page for details.

JUNE 2013: Gareth Morgan’s long-awaited book on CIOs is now published:  just five months after the implementation of CIOs in England.  Click here for full details and online ordering.

NOV 2012: The regulations for Charitable Incorporated Organisations in England and Wales have finally been agreed by Parliament and the Charity Commission is accepting applications for registration of CIOs from December.

DEC 2011: The Charities Act 2011 has now received the Royal Assent and will take effect from 14 March 2012, replacing almost all existing charity law in England and Wales.  Kubernesis has announced a half-day rapid review of the Act, on the day it comes into effect.

FEB 2011: The start dates for Charitable Incorporated Organisations in Scotland (SCIOs) has now been confirmed as 1 April 2011.  The implementation regulations are now made.  SCIOs are not just for charities whose work in mainly in Scotland – we believe many new charities with plans to operate UK-wide could find the SCIO is the ideal structure.  The Kubernesis Partnership LLP is fully geared up to support the set up of new SCIOs right away – contact us for details.  Click here for a short article by Gareth Morgan on the implementation of SCIOs.  The start of CIOs in England and Wales is still not finally confirmed, but is likely to be in spring 2012.

NOV 2010: Gareth Morgan was recently interviewed on a special edition of the BBC Radio 4 programme File on Four on the state of the charity sector in the UK following the Government’s spending cuts (programme first broadcast on 9 Nov 2010).

You can listen to the programme here (GM’s contribution is towards the end – if you wish to go directly to his input, fast forward to 35 minutes). File on 4

For other news, see Gareth Morgan’s tweets (linked to his role as Emeritus Professor of Charity Studies at Sheffield Hallam University) – see also his CharityProf Blog.

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