Policy and Public Affairs
Registering to Lobby? Information for the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise Sector in Northern Ireland
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.