EU Referendum and Brexit
Updates on NICVA's activities relating to the EU Referendum
A joint statement issued by the national third sector bodies of devolved nations - Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - details various measures they feel are essential to avoid or minimise the potential harmful impacts of Brexit.
Last week PM Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker confirmed that a deal was reached. This ends Phase 1 of the Brexit negotiations and means that they can now move on to Phase 2 of the talks around future trade deals.
With the Brexit negotiations at a critical phase, this paper highlights what NICVA sees, having engaged widely with the voluntary and community sector and others, as the key issues which must be addressed.
On 10 October a contingent from the DfE met with sector representatives to discuss Brexit’s implications for the Voluntary and Community Sector and the issues it works on in an economic context.
The UK Government has released its future partnership paper setting out its perspective on collaboration in science and innovation.
On 28 September, NICVA hosted the Department of Health and sector representatives in order to discuss Brexit concerns.
This briefing summarises the key proposals made in the UK Government's Brexit position paper on Northern Ireland and Ireland released on 16th August. The briefing also highlights issues around which NICVA intends to develop its response.
The UK Government has today published a paper entitled "Future customs arrangements: a future partnership paper," setting out its vision for future partnership arrangements with the EU on trade and customs
As the UK triggers Article 50 to begin Brexit negotiations, we still have no Northern Ireland government to represent our interests, and no clear position put forward in these negotiations.