Policy

Public Procurement Practice in Northern Ireland
This research empirically tests some of the concerns that have been expressed in relation to contemporary procurement practice in Northern Ireland.
The Economic Value of Advice
This report was commissioned by NICVA’s Centre for Economic Empowerment to determine the economic/monetary impact of voluntary advice provision in Northern Ireland.
Costing Policies: A Toolkit for the Voluntary and Community Sector
A toolkit to help the voluntary and community sector make and present estimates of the financial costs to government of implementing their policy asks.
Economic Inequality in Northern Ireland
This report covers economic inequality in Northern Ireland – how high it is, how this compares to other countries, and how it has been changing.
Distributional Analysis and Weighting in Central Government Assessments
This report considers the use of distributional analysis and weighting in economic assessments within central government in Northern Ireland.
Untapping the Potential - Policy Manifesto 2016
The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector is good for Northern Ireland.
How could the rates review affect your organisation?
The review of the non-domestic rating system makes some proposals around the current exemptions that charitable organisations receive on their properties. Voluntary and community organisations could be affected. Here we examine how.
The Fiscal Implications of an Older Population in Northern Ireland
This research aims to identify the fiscal impact of the changing age profile of Northern Ireland.
Fostering Innovation Through Public Procurement
This report examines how public procurement in Northern Ireland can better encourage innovation – the creation of new processes, products, ideas and services.
NICVA Response to Rate Rebate Scheme Consultation
This is NICVA's response to the Department of Finance and Personnel's consultation 'Long-term Options for Rates Rebate Replacement Scheme'
The Financial Benefits of the Supporting People Programme in Northern Ireland
This report estimates the costs that would be incurred if the Supporting People programme were to cease.
NICVA Response to NI Executive Draft Budget 2015-16
This paper contains NICVA’s reflections on public finances in general, our learning from our participation in this particular consultation process, and comments on each departmental spending plan.
Universal Childcare in Northern Ireland
This report estimates the economic implications of providing universal childcare in Northern Ireland using cost-benefit analysis.
Appendices to Childcare Cost Benefit Analysis Report
Welfare Reform - Learning from Scotland
A list of relevant government and third sector links to the impact of the reforms in Scotland.
Zero-hours Contracts Public Consultation: NICVA Response
The Department of Employment and Learning held a public consultation on the use of zero-hours contracts in Northern Ireland. The response from NICVA is below.
Response to zero-hours contracts consultation
The Department of Employment and Learning issued a public consultation on the use of zero-hours contracts in Northern Ireland. NICVA's response is included below.
HR
An Economic Analysis of the Living Wage in Northern Ireland
This report estimates the economic impact of introducing the Living Wage in Northern Ireland.
A Land Value Tax for Northern Ireland
This report considers the implications of introducing Land Value Tax (LVT) in Northern Ireland.
A Commentary on Economic Data in Northern Ireland
This report considers the quality of the data available on the Northern Ireland economy and proposes ways in which existing datasets could be enhanced.
Economic Attitudes in Northern Ireland
This report examines public attitudes and interest in economic issues in Northern Ireland.
The Impact of Welfare Reform on Northern Ireland
This report estimates how the programme of welfare reform that began in 2010 impacts on Northern Ireland.
Review of the Fiscal Powers of the Northern Ireland Assembly
This report reviews the fiscal powers of the Northern Ireland Assembly and considers the scope for the devolution of additional powers.
Social Clauses in Northern Ireland
This report considers the difficulties experienced in implementing social clauses in Northern Ireland and makes a number of recommendations for improving their use.
Expensive Lending in Northern Ireland
This report highlights some key concerns in relation to payday lending and loan sharks in Northern Ireland.