Brexit & Beyond

Through this campaign, NICVA is representing the sector’s concerns about Brexit and helping the sector meet the challenges of changing international frameworks as well global trends in society.

In June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Following the commencement of the formal Brexit negotiations a year later, we are still learning what the impacts of this could be.

There are many unanswered questions and concerns around issues such as the impact of different Brexit scenarios on future social, economic and citizen's rights, environmental protection, employment law, all-island arrangements for health and energy, and VSCE funding, as well as the wider implications for peace, stability and social and economic well-being.

Whilst answers to these questions remain unclear at this stage, this hub will seek to provide information and updates as and when they are available. We will collate relevant articles, statements, and questions relating to the process of the UK leaving the European Union.

Updates

Updated Guidance on the Frontier Worker Permit Scheme

The UK Government has updated its guidance on the Frontier Worker Scheme and provided clarification to rules around eligibility.

Brexit and the impact on data transfer

As of 1st January 2021, the UK and Northern Ireland are no longer a part of the European Union, and with this significant change come adjustments to policies and legislation.

New Information Leaflets Available to Help Inform EU Citizens in NI on Post-Brexit Immigration Requirements

EU citizens living in NI must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to retain their right to stay but many may not be aware.  Can you help reach those who are not?

Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number and Post Brexit Trader scheme

NICVA recently held a webinar with the Trader Support Service, HMRC and DfE to provide information on how Brexit will impact charities buying or selling goods that cross between GB & NI including NI organisations buying from GB suppliers.

Brexit and Your Rights webinar

With the deadline of 31st December just around the corner, our recent webinar “Brexit and Your Rights” examined how the rights of people living in Northern Ireland could be impacted by the exit of the UK.

The Post-Brexit Scheme All Voluntary and Community Organisations Should Register For

If you thought getting Brexit ready was just for businesses, think again.  From 1st January 2021, any NI voluntary/community organisation buying or selling any goods from/to GB will need a special 'EORI' registration number.  More here -

NICVA Calls on Chancellor to Devolve Post-Brexit Funding to NI

NICVA and its sister Councils in Scotland and Wales have jointly written to the UK Chancellor calling for the devolution of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (designed to replace EU funding) to ensure it meets local needs 

NICVA Raises Deep Concerns About the UK Internal Market Bill’s Impact on Future Peace and Prosperity in Northern Ireland

NICVA is extremely concerned about the potential impact of the proposed UK Internal Market Bill on the future peace, stability, and economic well-being of people in Northern Ireland. 

NICVA Calls for Brexit Extension as Lifeline for Hard Pressed Voluntary and Community Organisations

With only seven months of the Brexit transition period left and much for voluntary and community organisations to prepare for whilst still dealing with Covid-19, NICVA says an extension to the transition period is vital

Do you employ overseas staff? The UK Migration Advisory Council is seeking your views on new work visa rules for NI

The UK Migration Advisory Council is seeking employers' views on the new 'Shortage Occupation List' of skills shortage areas which will be used to help determine which overseas citizens are granted visas to work in Northern Ireland.

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Geoff Nuttall

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