Economy

NICVA's Centre for Economic Empowerment (CEE) programme is a think-tank, set up to help the sector become better informed about economic issues and take part more effectively in economic policy debates. We carry out research, and run training courses and masterclasses on a wide range of currrent economic issues.

What ASHE tells us about real wages in Northern Ireland

16 Jan 2015Bob Harper Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

The findings of the 2014 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) give an indication of wage levels and annual salaries across the UK and in Northern Ireland.

Private Pension Reforms 2015

1 Dec 2014Guest Author Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsPensions, Economy

In April 2015 the pension system will undergo radical reform. This article sets out these changes and looks at the possible consequences.

Universal Childcare in Northern Ireland

1 Dec 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public Affairs, ResearchChildcare, Economy

This report estimates the economic implications of providing universal childcare in Northern Ireland using cost-benefit analysis.

Financial Transactions Capital (Budget 2015-16)

14 Nov 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Budget 2015-2016Economy, Budget

The Northern Ireland Executive’s Budget 2015-16 includes a relatively new category of spending called Financial Transactions Capital (FTC). So what is it and how does it work?

Draft Budget 2015-16: Summary

10 Nov 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public Affairs, Budget 2015-2016Economy, Budget

This article summarises the key points from the Draft Budget and is aimed at people in the voluntary and community sector who are replying to the consultation.

Energy Markets in Northern Ireland - Masterclass

17 Oct 2014Bob Harper Policy & Public Affairs, Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

NICVA's Centre for Economic Empowerment held its fourth Masterclass of the year, delving into Northern Ireland's energy markets.

Zero-hours Contracts Public Consultation: NICVA Response

10 Oct 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy, Employing People, HR

The Department of Employment and Learning held a public consultation on the use of zero-hours contracts in Northern Ireland. The response from NICVA is below.

Response to zero-hours contracts consultation

8 Oct 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public Affairs, HREconomy, Employing People

The Department of Employment and Learning issued a public consultation on the use of zero-hours contracts in Northern Ireland. NICVA's response is included below.

Zero-Hours Contracts: Consultation Event

19 Sep 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy, Employing People

NICVA hosted an event to discuss the Department for Employment and Learning's public consultation on zero-hours contracts.