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

Final Stages for Charities Bill

1 Jul 2008Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Charities Bill (as amended at consideration stage) reached its final stage in the Assembly on 30 June and is now waiting Royal Assent. 

Charities Bill: Extension of Committee Stage

12 Feb 2008Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Charities Bill will not be enacted in the first part of 2008 as had been anticipated.

Charities Bill for Northern Ireland Introduced

12 Dec 2007Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Charities Bill for Northern Ireland was introduced to the Assembly on 10 December 2007. 

The Charities (NI) Order 2007 - Background Information

20 Jan 2007Denise Copeland Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

The Charities (NI) Order 2007 which was laid before parliament in January will not continue its passage through Westminster as planned. 

NICVA Response to the Draft Charities (NI) Order 2006

1 Jul 2006Denise Copeland Policy & Public Affairs, Governance and Charity Advice, Charity RegulationCharity Regulation

NICVA's response to the Department for Social Development’s (DSD) consultation paper on Draft Primary Legislation for the Charities (Northern Ireland) Order 2006.