Registering to Lobby? Information for the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Sector in Northern Ireland

17 May 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy Impact HubLobbying, Campaigning, Policy, Policy and Public Affairs

Lobbying and campaigning is carried out by many within the VCSE Sector, as a way of informing and influencing public policies and legislation, so as to advance their charitable aims and benefit society.

Updated Guidance on the Frontier Worker Permit Scheme

30 Mar 2021Déarbhla Sloan Brexit & BeyondPolicy and Public Affairs, Policy, Frontier Worker Scheme

The UK Government has updated its guidance on the Frontier Worker Scheme and provided clarification to rules around eligibility.

Brexit Updates and #NoToNoDeal

6 Sep 2019Siobhan McAlister Policy & Public Affairs, Brexit & BeyondBrexit, Policy

These really are extraordinary times in UK politics as Brexit continues to bolster confusion, chaos and the possibility of another General Election.

Policy and Campaigning Groups NI

4 Jul 2019Siobhan McAlister Policy & Public Affairs, Policy Impact HubPolicy

Find out which groups are campaigning on issues in the voluntary and community sector in NI and details on how to link up with them.

NICVA #ConversationZone this Saturday at #SFAF17

13 Nov 2017Siobhan McAlister Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

NICVA's Conversation Zone returns this Saturday 18th November at Sinn Féin's Ard Fheis in the RDS in Dublin.

Party Conference Season, 2017-18

18 Aug 2017Philip Mynes Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

As 2017 speeds into autumn, this year’s round of party conferences will begin to take place.

2017 General Election

5 Jun 2017Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

People go to the polls this Thursday to vote in the General Election. Much of the focus has been on the two main national parties however each of the regional parties's manifestos are available below:

Right to Rent

22 May 2017Jenny McEneaney Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

The Right to Rent law was introduced in England on 1 February 2016. It makes it a statutory requirement that all private landlords must check new tenants have the right to be in the UK before renting out their property. 

Fresh Start Initiative - A Programme for Women Involved in Community Transformation

10 May 2017Shauna O'Neill Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

The Department for Communities (DfC) will be facilitating a series of stakeholder engagement events to seek views on the development of a programme providing support for women wishing to be involved in community transformation.

Business and civic society make urgent appeal to local politicians

11 Apr 2017Policy & Public AffairsPolicy

During the month of April nineteen years ago, people across Northern Ireland were presented with an amazing agreement which would deliver a path for peace and prosperity in the years ahead.