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.

Why Northern Ireland needs a Living Wage

16 Sep 2014Lisa McElherron Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy

The Centre for Economic Empowerment has recently published some important research into the benefits of introducing a minimum wage in Northern Ireland. NICVA’s Head of Public Affairs, Lisa McElherron makes the case for its introduction.

An Economic Analysis of the Living Wage in Northern Ireland

8 Sep 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy

This report estimates the economic impact of introducing the Living Wage in Northern Ireland.

Calculating Public Spending and Revenue in Northern Ireland

28 Aug 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy

This article explains some of the issues involved in apportioning public spending and revenue to Northern Ireland.

The Creative Economy

4 Jul 2014Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

In recent years various research papers, strategies and inquiries have examined the potential of Northern Ireland's 'creative industries'

A Land Value Tax for Northern Ireland

19 Jun 2014Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public AffairsEconomy

This report considers the implications of introducing Land Value Tax (LVT) in Northern Ireland.

Community Currencies and Trading Schemes – Masterclass

17 Jun 2014Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

NICVA's second Masterclass of the year examined community-based currencies and trading schemes.

Consumer Council and NICVA welcome provisional findings of the CMA payday lending market investigation

12 Jun 2014Shauna O'Neill Centre for Economic EmpowermentExpensive lending, Economy

The Consumer Council and NICVA have welcomed the release of the provisional findings of the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) payday lending market investigation.

Punk Economics planned for Fermanagh

3 Jun 2014Lisa McElherron Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

Well known economist David McWilliams will host a fringe meeting of the new XChange NI Summer School in Enniskillen at the end of June.

Creating the Good Economy For Life - Working Poverty

28 May 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

NICVA's Centre for Economic Empowerment (CEE) held a major conference on Wednesday 28 May 2014, on Working Poverty looking at the extent and causes of in-work poverty in Northern Ireland and potential solutions.

Basic Income Masterclass

23 May 2014Eoin Rooney Centre for Economic EmpowermentEconomy

NICVA's first Masterclass of 2014 examined the idea of a Basic Income. This would replace the current system of social security with a standard, regular payment for all citizens.