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.


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.

Sustainable Development Goals Forum

The Sustainable Development Goals Working Group was established in 2019 to explore how the voluntary and community sector can help support the implentation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Northern Ireland.

Sustainable Development Goals - What are our Key Asks?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) working group has outlined their Key Ask for the Programme for Government.

NICVA's New Year's Round Up

A new decade doesn’t necessarily mean a fresh start, as challenges from the past few years such as Brexit and the absence of government here remain outstanding.

A Common Purpose for Our Environment

This ‘Common Purpose’ is our response to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs public discussion document on an Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland (September 2019).

Advice for Brexit Preparation

With only a matter of weeks until the 31 October there is still huge uncertainty about whether the UK will leave the EU with or without a deal. 

SEUPB provides reassurance on continued EU funding even in a no deal Brexit

The SEUPB (Special EU Programmes Body) has provided reassurance about continued PEACE IV and INTERREG funding until 2023, even in the advent of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit.

NI civic society organisations say no Brexit deal without an NI protocol

Civic society organisations from across Northern Ireland are calling for an NI protocol to be an essential element of any Brexit deal 

Brexit Updates and #NoToNoDeal

These really are extraordinary times in UK politics as Brexit continues to bolster confusion, chaos and the possibility of another General Election.

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Geoff Nuttall

Head of Policy and Public Affairs

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