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Auto Enrolment Solutions for the Voluntary and Community Sector

18 Aug 2014 Una McKernanHRPensions

NICVA is pleased to provide access to Auto Enrolment Solutions for the voluntary and community sector in NI through Moore Stephens Financial Services (NI) LTD (MSFS). 

NJC Pay dispute – further industrial action

6 Aug 2014 Alex HastingsHRNJC Payscales

Following the strike on 10 July 2014 by local government workers in Northern Ireland, England and Wales over NJC pay, another one day strike is planned for 14 October 2014.

June Monitoring Round: The financial squeeze is on in public expenditure

1 Aug 2014 Seamus McAleaveyPolicyPublic Expenditure

NICVA analysis on public expenditure trends is for the squeeze to get tighter in Northern Ireland over the next 5 years

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.

NICVA gets Superconnected

25 Jul 2014 Ian KellyICTTechnology

NICVA have recently taken advantage of the Belfast City Council ‘Superconnected Cities’ scheme along with Atlas Communications, allowing for a £3000 grant towards the installation of a new high speed data connection.

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

17 Jul 2014 Centre for Economic EmpowermentExpensive lending

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 No Topics

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 HastingsHRNJC 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 McElherronPolicyPeace 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 Leeann KellyCollaborationNINo 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 MaghiePolicyEmployment

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 McKernanNo Topics

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 MaghieNo 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 McKernanStrategic 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'NeillNo Topics

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 HastingsNJC Payscales

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'NeillCentre for Economic EmpowermentExpensive 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 McElherronCentre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

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 CopelandDeveloping Governance GroupGovernance

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.

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