Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has now commenced compulsory registration of charities.  We provide the sector with the most up to date information on the key changes in charity regulation.  For the latest on new charity regulations and a history of recent charity law reform in NI, please see our dedicated charity regulation webpage

New charity registration application delayed

18 Apr 2016Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceCharity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is developing an updated online charity registration application form.

Alert for charity registration applicants

26 Feb 2016Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is developing an updated online charity registration application form, which is expected to replace the current online form towards the end of April 2016.

Gambling review update 2016

22 Feb 2016Denise Copeland Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Policy, Charity Regulation, Fundraising

In 2011, the Department for Social Development launched a public consultation on the Future Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland.

The Charity Commission endorses the revised Code of Good Governance

29 Jan 2016Denise Copeland Developing Governance Group, Governance and Charity AdviceGovernance, Charity Regulation

The revised Code of Good Governance was launched today by the Developing Governance Group at a seminar hosted by NICVA.

Draft accounting and reporting guidance consultation

22 Dec 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance, Finance

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has launched its draft accounting and reporting guidance for consultation which also includes Directions for independent examiners.

New charity accounting and reporting legislation

7 Dec 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

The Department for Social Development (DSD) has made new legislation which will cover the accounting and reporting requirements for all registered charities in Northern Ireland.

NICVA response on the Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations (NI) 2015

16 Oct 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Governance

NICVA has submitted its response to DSD on the charities accounting and reporting consultation and is urging all organisations to do the same.

Proposed new accounting regulations will affect ALL charities

14 Sep 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationCharity Regulation, Policy

New rules for the accounting, audit and reporting of all charities are currently being consulted on. These proposed new rules will have an impact on every charity, especially small to medium sized charities.

The Charity Commission values your opinion

27 Aug 2015Denise Copeland Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland is currently consulting on its proposed strategic plan and will be hosting its first public meeting.

New equality guidance for charities

26 Jun 2015Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationGovernance, Charity Regulation

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has published new guidance to support charities in understanding the complexities of equality legislation as it may apply to them.