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Electoral Commission Webinars

1 Aug 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicyLobbying Bill

The Electoral Commission has recently published their guidance on the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act, or Lobbying Act.

Due Diligence

28 Jul 2014 Leeann KellyCollaborationNIDue diligence, Collaboration, Merger

Due Diligence
This guidance has been developed by CollaborationNI to help voluntary and community organisations understand what is meant by the term ‘due diligence’.

NI Trust Group Voluntary Action Booklet

25 Jul 2014 Deirdre MurphyFundraisingFunding

The NI Trust Group comprised of over 40 influential funders in Northern Ireland has released an up to date version of the Group’s Voluntary Action Booklet.The booklet contains an outline of the funders, funding programmes and the best way to contact them.

TUPE Guidance

21 Jul 2014 Leeann KellyCollaborationNITUPE, Employing People, General Employment Issues

TUPE Guidance
Collaboration NI has produced new guidance on TUPE - transfer of undertaking protection of employment - legislation. When considering collaboration or merger organisations need to be mindful of whether these apply.

Consumer Council and NICVA welcome the FCA’s proposals to cap fees on payday loans

17 Jul 2014 Payday lending, Payday loans

The Consumer Council and NICVA have welcomed the proposals from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to cap the fees on payday loans.

Attack on Dunanney Centre is an Attack on Entire Community

16 Jul 2014 Dunanney Centre

Following the recent attack on the Dunanney Centre in Rathcoole, NICVA issued the following statement.

NJC Payscales - trade union members vote for industrial action

3 Jul 2014 Alex McGimpseyHRNJC Payscales

With no agreement in the current pay dispute between the employers' and trade union sides of the NJC (National Joint Council), over 1.2 million local government employees in NI, England and Wales will go on strike on 10 July 2014.

Progress Needs a Political Accommodation Between the Main Parties

1 Jul 2014 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic EmpowermentPeace Process

As the leaders of the political parties begin their next round of meetings community organisations have come together to call on them to finish the job and deliver a working agreement on parades, flags and the past.

Collaboration NI Announces New Funding

1 Jul 2014 Deborah MaddenCollaborationNINo Topics

CollaborationNI is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a further two year contract by the Building Change Trust.

Zero Hours Contracts Consultation

24 Jun 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicyZero Hours

The Department for Employment and Learning has released a consultation on Zero Hours Contracts in Northern Ireland.

Justice in the Community Awards 2014

24 Jun 2014 Una McKernanHRNo Topics

Justice in the Community Awards Launched
Justice Minister David Ford has launched the 2014 Justice in the Community Awards and invites nominations from across Northern Ireland.

Racial Equality Strategy Published for Consultation

20 Jun 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicyNo Topics

“A Sense of Belonging: Delivering Social Change through a Racial Equality Strategy for Northern Ireland 2014-2024” the new Racial Equality Strategy has been launched for consultation by OFMDFM.

Shape NICVA

16 Jun 2014 Una McKernanHRStrategic Planning, Members

Help us find the right direction - have your say about NICVA’s future plans. We want to hear what your priorities are for the next few years, what are the key issues your organisation is facing, and what help you will need from NICVA.

NICVA's Conference Facilities Half Price for Summer

16 Jun 2014 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsNo Topics

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NICVA is offering a 50% discount on its conference room hire for bookings in July and August.

NJC payscales – trade unions reject 1% increase

16 Jun 2014 Alex McGimpseyHRNJC Payscales

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Trade unions are balloting members on industrial action having rejected the 1% pay increase offered in March 2014 by the employers’ side of the NJC (National Joint Council)

Consumer Council and NICVA welcome provisional findings of the CMA payday lending market investigation

12 Jun 2014 Shauna O'NeillCommunicationsPayday lending, Economy

The Consumer Council and NICVA have welcomed the release of the provisional findings of the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) payday lending market investigation.

PEACE and INTERREG Cooperation Programmes 2014-2020 Consultation Notice

6 Jun 2014 Jenna MaghiePolicyFunding

SEUPB are co-ordinating a recently announced consultation on European Territorial Co-operation Programmes (PEACE and INTERREG) 2014-2020.

Punk Economics planned for Fermanagh

3 Jun 2014 Lisa McElherronPolicy, Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomics

Well known economist David McWilliams will host a fringe meeting of the new XChange NI Summer School in Enniskillen at the end of June.

The Voluntary and Community Sector’s Code of Good Governance

2 Jun 2014 Denise CopelandGovernance and Charity Advice, Developing Governance GroupCharity registration, Governance

The code of good governance has been revised to streamline it to five overarching principles instead of the current seven principles. The Developing Governance Group is currently consulting on the revised Code and would welcome your comments.

Racism, Sectarianism and Intolerance Diminishes Everyone

30 May 2014 Racism

The Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action’s Chief Executive Seamus McAleavey today issued the following statement on behalf of the organisation:

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