Key-Issues

Budget 2015-2016

Northern Ireland's 2011-2015 Budget is coming to an end and the Northern Ireland Executive has published its Draft Budget 2015-2016 for the next financial year.


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Charity Regulation

The Charities Act (NI) 2008 (the Act) as amended by the Charities Act (NI) 2013, is the key legislative framework containing new regulations which charities operating in Northern Ireland must abide by.


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CutsWatch

The budget crisis has led to unprecedented cuts to the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland. 


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DHSSPS Health and Social Care Revenue Grant Scheme

The Minister for Health, Simon Hamilton has announced the phased closure of the Department’s existing ‘Core Grant’ scheme which will come to an end in March 2018. 


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Election 2016

The 2016 Northern Ireland Assembly Elections are fast approaching with votes being cast on Thursday 5th of May.


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EU Referendum & Brexit

In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Following the result the UK Government has been very clear that “Brexit means Brexit,” what has been less clear is what the impact of this will be.


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Fundraising Regulation

Following an initial consultation event on 9 September 2016, NICVA was tasked by the NI VCSE sector with running a full consultation on the future of voluntary fundraising regulation in NI.


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Local Government Reform

The current local government reforms are the biggest changes to local government since 1972. The process started in 2002 and has resulted in 11 new Super Councils which will assume the majority of their new powers on the 1st April 2015


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Public Sector Reform

Public Sector Reform has been promoted as a key priority from within the Northern Ireland executive.


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Social Housing Reform Programme

The Minister for Social Development announced, in January 2013, proposals to overhaul the delivery of social housing in Northern Ireland through the Social Housing Reform Programme (SHRP).


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Welfare Reform

The proposed welfare reforms have been widely described as the most radical shake up of the social security system in over 40 years.
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