Policy and Public Affairs

Policy and Public Affairs Update - December 2020

18 Dec 2020Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs, Policy and Public Affairs Update

As the year draws to a close, we reflect back on the work of the Policy and Public Affairs team during the last few months of 2020. 

Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number and Post Brexit Trader scheme

14 Dec 2020Déarbhla Sloan Brexit & BeyondPolicy and Public Affairs, Trader Support Service EORI Number, Economic Operator Registration and Identification Number, Post Brexit Trader Scheme

NICVA recently held a webinar with the Trader Support Service, HMRC and DfE to provide information on how Brexit will impact charities buying or selling goods that cross between GB & NI including NI organisations buying from GB suppliers.

Citizen participation portal “Your Say Belfast” recently launched by Belfast City Council

11 Dec 2020Déarbhla Sloan Investing in SocietyPolicy and Public Affairs, public engagement, public participation

Belfast City Council have recently launched a new online citizen engagement platform, Your Say Belfast with the aim of enabling easier access to the policy development process.

Brexit and Your Rights webinar

10 Dec 2020Déarbhla Sloan Brexit & BeyondBrexit, Policy and Public Affairs, Human Rights, Immigration

With the deadline of 31st December just around the corner, our recent webinar “Brexit and Your Rights” examined how the rights of people living in Northern Ireland could be impacted by the exit of the UK.

Webinar: The UK Points Based Immigration System: Practical Impacts for Northern Ireland businesses (Employers)

30 Nov 2020Déarbhla Sloan BrexitPolicy and Public Affairs, Immigration, Public Sector, Economy

On Thursday 10th December, The Department for the Economy are holding a webinar focusing on helping Northern Ireland businesses prepare for the practical implications of the UK’s new Points-Based Immigration System.

New Nightingale Facility at Whiteabbey Hospital

13 Nov 2020Kathy Maguire COVID 19Policy and Public Affairs

NICVA recently participated in a  Service User and Carer Engagement Event hosted by the Northern HSC Trust to hear plans for delivery of the new Nightingale Hospital facility for Northern Ireland.

Timetable for delivery of Social Inclusion Strategies published

5 Oct 2020Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

The Communities Minister has published a timetable for the development and delivery of a suite of Social Inclusion Strategies.

Latest Policy and Public Affairs Team Update

18 Sep 2020Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

In this latest update read how we have been adapting our work to support the sector in responding to the impact of Covid -19 and to ensure our core policy and public affairs activities continue in these challenging times. 

SEUPB publish PEACEPLUS Stakeholder Engagement Survey report

14 Aug 2020Kathy Maguire Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs

The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) have published a summary of responses to their PEACEPLUS Stakeholder Engagement Survey which was undertaken earlier this year.

COVID-19- the Impact on Children and Families

15 May 2020Kathy Maguire Advocacy & Government Engagement (COVID19)Policy and Public Affairs

Our latest 'Insight and Impact' feature , exploring the impact of COVID-19 on children , young people and families in Northern Ireland.