Stephen Lloyd is senior partner and head of the charity and social enterprise department at Bates Wells & Braithwaite. He has been a partner at BWB since 1984, and has particular expertise in the interface between charities and trading.
He is author and presenter of numerous articles and seminars, and an adviser to CAF's Venturesome Investment Fund. He is a former chairman of the Charity Law Association, and current chairman of CaSE, LifeHaus Plc and the Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action.
Lloyd was instrumental in creating the Community Interest Company legal structure.
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Charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd, one of the architects of the Community Interest Company structure, is leading a drive to convince the government to create a new legal form that advances a social purpose but also allows financial returns to private sector investors.
The tax relief cap announced by the Chancellor in the Budget is another attempt by HMRC to stop people claiming tax relief on donations to suspect charities overseas, charity tax experts are claiming.
More than half of the public think there are too many charities and want the sector to be rationalised, research carried out for the Charities Act review has shown.
Social value is expensive and difficult to measure and results could be easily rigged by organisations applying to gain or retain contracts, according to speakers at the 3SC Commissioner’s Seminar at County Hall yesterday.
Quite frankly if the leadership team can't announce bad news they shouldn't be in the job. Where on earth did this idea come from?
Labour’s cunning plan to force public schools to prove they provide public benefit has failed, says Stephen Lloyd.
St Andrew’s Healthcare, one of the largest charities in the UK, has been told by commissioners that calling itself a social enterprise will help it win contracts.
The long-term effect of the Upper Tribunal’s judgment on public benefit and independent schools will be a “shrunken and cautious Charity Commission”, according to charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd.