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.
The Charity Commission has identified a potential technical hitch with some of the wording in the Charities Act and has asked the Department for Social Development to investigate.
NICVA has got the latest update on the implementation timetable for various provisions of the Charities Act following a recent meeting with the Secretariat of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.
The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has embarked on its first major piece of work with the launch of the public benefit test guidance for consultation on 3 September in NICVA.
The Department for Social Development is seeking to appoint a Chief Commissioner to lead the Commission, as well as a Deputy Chief Commissioner and up to five Charity Commissioners, including a legally qualified Commissioner.