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Secretary of State Karen Bradley visits NICVA for discussion on issues affecting the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland

18 Sep 2018 Neil WilsonPolicyNo Topics

Secretary of State Karen Bradley met with NICVA on Monday 18 September to hear about the impact of the collapse of devolution on voluntary and community organisations.

Electoral Commission review of non-party campaigners guidance

7 Sep 2018 Neil WilsonPolicyNo Topics

The Electoral Commission is seeking views on how it can improve its guidance for non-party campaigners.

More questions than answers - NICVA's response to the Secretary of State's statement

6 Sep 2018 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

Today (6 September), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP, made an oral statement to the House of Commons regarding the ongoing political situation.

What does a no-deal Brexit mean?

30 Aug 2018 Siobhan McAlisterBrexitNo Topics

Last week, Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab published guidance setting out some of the things that a no deal Brexit could mean for people, businesses and industry in the UK. 

The Roughest Form of Justice

24 Aug 2018 Nick GarbuttPolicyNo Topics

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement so-called punishment beatings are on the rise.

Belfast City Council launches consultation on its draft Developer Contributions Framework

13 Aug 2018 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

Belfast City Council has today (13 August) published its draft Developer Contributions Framework, along with with a 12-week consultation into the document.

Joint Forum Meeting June 2018

9 Aug 2018 Siobhan McAlisterJoint ForumNo Topics

The second Joint Forum meeting of the year took place on 19th June in the East Belfast Network Centre. The meeting was attended by representatives from voluntary and community organisations and the public sector.

Northern Ireland, the Fundraising Regulator and the Code of Fundraising Practice...

2 Aug 2018 Lynn KennedyFundraising RegulationFundraising Regulation in NI

Since 2017 fundraising in NI has come under the remit of the Fundraising Regulator and its Code of Fundraising Practice and associated Rulebooks. This article looks at what this means in practice.

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launches inquiry into education funding

2 Aug 2018 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

The Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee has launched its second inquiry of the summer, this time on funding priorities for Education. 

July Brexit Update: White Paper, Resignations and No Deal Preparations

31 Jul 2018 Siobhan McAlisterBrexitNo Topics

As July draws to a close, it has been yet another turbulent month in the Brexit process.

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee launches inquiry into health and social care funding

27 Jul 2018 Philip MynesPolicyNo Topics

The Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into 'Funding priorities for the 2018-19 Budget: Health'.

Launch of an Independent Review of the PIP Assessment Process

28 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlisterDepartment for Communities Departmental Monitoring GroupPIP

The review of the Personal Independent Payment (PIP) process undertaken by Walter Rader was launched today (28th June 2018).

June Brexit Update

27 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlisterBrexitNo Topics

It has been a busy few weeks for the government in terms of Brexit developments and ongoing pressure from both inside and outside the world of politics.

HSC Transformation: Community Development Work Stream reports

25 Jun 2018 Neil WilsonPolicyHealth; Social Care

Working closely with local communities to tackle health inequalities and help everyone live healthier lives is the central theme of a report published today as part of the work progressing under the Health and Social Care Transformation Programme.

What does Brexit really mean for us? Case Studies from the voluntary and community sector

20 Jun 2018 Siobhan McAlisterBrexitNo Topics

Almost two years on from the referendum on the membership of the EU, many questions still remain unanswered about what impact Brexit will have here in Northern Ireland.

Guest Post: Handling Fundraising Complaints

14 Jun 2018 Lynn KennedyFundraising RegulationNo Topics

The fourth blog in a series by the Fundraising Regulator. In this one Sarah Fox, Head of Casework, focuses on the first lesson of donor dissatisfaction: Don’t get complaints about your complaints process!

NICVA Conversation Zone at Sinn Féin Ard Fheis '18

31 May 2018 Siobhan McAlisterPolicyNo Topics

NICVA's Conversation Zone will return to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis on Saturday 16 June at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

The Revolution is Coming: Are we ready?

10 May 2018 Geoff NuttallPolicyNo Topics

NICVA intern Miao Sun's report on how the new technological 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' will impact on jobs, society and the future of the sector.

NJC Payscales 2018 – 2020

27 Apr 2018 Eamonn McKeeHRNJC Payscales

The National Joint Council for Local Government Services has confirmed the pay deal, setting new pay rates from 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019.

Joint Forum Vacancy

16 Apr 2018 Siobhan McAlisterJoint ForumNo Topics

The Joint Forum voluntary and community panel seeks a new sector representative in light of a vacancy.

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