Policy and Public Affairs

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 and the impact on data transfer

19 Mar 2021Déarbhla Sloan Brexit & Beyond, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)Policy and Public Affairs, Brexit, Data Transfer, GDPR, Data protection

As of 1st January 2021, the UK and Northern Ireland are no longer a part of the European Union, and with this significant change come adjustments to policies and legislation.

Consultation on Audit of Inequalities and Equality Action Plan 2021-24

16 Mar 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsPolicy and Public Affairs, consultation, Equality

Belfast City Council are currently consulting on the draft ‘Audit of Inequalities’ and Equality Action Plan 2021-2024.

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.