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.
NICVA welcomes the Minister for Social Development's decision that all charities in Northern Ireland will be required to demonstrate that they are established for the benefit of the public.
Despite the delay over the establishment of the Register of Charities, the DSD is currently working on preparing further secondary legislation and hopes to launch draft accounting regulations for consultation in September/October this year.
In an announcement welcomed by NICVA, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) has publicised the introduction of charity regulation to Northern Ireland.