COVID19 (Coronavirus)

HR Update Covid19 - HMRC detailed guidance and LRA template letter for furloughed workers

27 Mar 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

On 26 March 2020 HMRC published helpful and detailed guidance about claiming wages through their Job Retention Scheme and the Labour Relations Agency has developed a template letter for employers to use for furloughed workers. 

Let’s #HelpEachOther: Volunteering to Support Covid-19

27 Mar 2020Sandra Bailie Running your Organisation (COVID19)Volunteering, safeguarding, COVID19 (Coronavirus)

Update from Volunteer Now on how they continue to encourage and support volunteering during this challenging time. Lots of useful resources and advice.

COVID19: NICVA - Update Wednesday 25 March 2020

25 Mar 2020Seamus McAleavey COVID19 UpdatesCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

The DfC Minister has lead responsibility for Government Voluntary and Community Sector relations.  

HR Update Covid19 - Job Retention Scheme -'Furloughed Workers'

25 Mar 2020Alex Hastings HR, Employment and HR (COVID19), Running your Organisation (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

This article looks at the Job Retention Scheme announced by the Government, one of a range of financial support measures for employers.

Charity meetings during the Coronavirus outbreak

25 Mar 2020Denise Copeland Governance (COVID19), Governance and Charity AdviceCOVID19 (Coronavirus), Governance

Charity trustee meetings and AGMs are usually held on a face-to-face basis, however, during the corona virus period charities will need to consider public health, while maintaining good governance at the same time.

HR Update Covid19 - Government support measures for employers

24 Mar 2020Alex Hastings Employment and HR (COVID19), HRCOVID19 (Coronavirus)

The Government has introduced a number of measures to support employers financially during these challenging times for organisations resulting from the spread of COVID-19. 

Beware of coronavirus scams

23 Mar 2020Bob Harper Running your Organisation (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus), cyber security, scams, fraud

Cyber criminals and scammers will take advantage of concerns and confusion around coronavirus. Beware of scams.  

Coronavirus Update Meeting with Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA

19 Mar 2020Susan Coffey COVID19 Updates, Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

NICVA had a very positive meeting yesterday, Wednesday 18 March 2020, with Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey

National Emergencies Trust launches appeal to help Civic Society support those affected by the Coronavirus outbreak

18 Mar 2020Funding and Fundraising (COVID19)COVID19 (Coronavirus)

The National Emergencies Trust has today launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

NICVA HR Guidance on COVID-19

16 Mar 2020Alex Hastings Communications, HRCOVID19 (Coronavirus), HR, Health and Safety

This article contains signposting to sources of information regarding human resources during the coronavirus outbreak, as well as practical guidance on steps to take—for example, regarding absence and leave.