Thirteen charities warned today that a hike in charity shop rates in Northern Ireland could mean they would have £5.5m less to spend on the most vulnerable.
Today NICVA submitted their response to the DFP Consultation Paper on Northern Ireland's Non-Domestic Rating Policy.
The review of the non-domestic rating system makes some proposals around the current exemptions that charitable organisations receive on their properties. Voluntary and community organisations could be affected. Here we examine how.
As part of the welfare reform agenda changes will be made to the Rates Rebate Scheme in Northern Ireland. This will become an important issue for the voluntary and community sector as the reality of the welfare reform changes becomes clear.