Help & guidance for charities

  • Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016 Launches with £1,250 Cash Prize for Charity

    Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016 Launches with £1,250 Cash Prize for Charity

    Markel UK, the specialist charity insurer and Small Charities Coalition, the support organisation for small charities, have announced the return of the Britain’s Best Volunteer award for 2016.

  • Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016 Launches with £1,250 Cash Prize for Charity

    Britain’s Best Volunteer Award 2016 Finalists Announced

    Five finalists have been selected for the Britain’s Best Volunteer award and from today the public will be able to vote for the finalist they think most deserves to win the award, through https://www.markeluk.com/britains-best-volunteer/nominate-vote which will remain open until March 18 2016.

  • Lottery legislation changes: how small charities can benefit

    Lottery legislation changes: how small charities can benefit

    On 6th April 2016, legislation on lotteries (such as prize draws and raffles) changed to make it easier for small charities to raise funds.

  • How to protect your business against cold weather

    How to protect your business against cold weather

    The winter period can present a lot of challenges to business owners – none more so than extreme weather that can cause disruption to your trading and damage to your office.

  • What is defamation?

    What is defamation?

    Defamation is the umbrella term for libel and slander and is based around reputation – and specifically relates to statements that damage the reputation of others.

  • What is a breach of confidentiality?

    What is a breach of confidentiality?

    A breach of confidentiality occurs when data or information provided in confidence to you by a client is disclosed to a third party without your client's consent.

  • What is professional indemnity insurance?

    What is professional indemnity insurance?

    If you are alleged to have provided inadequate advice, services or designs to a client, professional indemnity insurance provides cover for the legal costs and expenses in defending the claim, as well as compensation payable to your client to rectify the mistake.

  • Five tips to develop a disaster recovery plan for professionals

    Five tips to develop a disaster recovery plan

    It is essential that all professional firms - however large or small - develop a disaster recovery plan. A disaster such as a flood, fire or computer virus attack can cripple your operations, meaning that your business’ resources could be limited for a significant period of time.

  • Disaster recovery planning: step-by-step infographic

    Disaster recovery planning: step-by-step infographic

    Although it can be daunting, planning for disasters is essential for business owners that want their firm to stay on its feet after an unforeseen event.

  • How to make your website accessible

    How to make your website accessible

    When web professionals refer to website accessibility, they are referring to how usable your website is for people with disabilities. This is an important consideration for all organisations, but particularly so for charities and community groups.