ASSEMBLY BUSINESS

Forward Work Programme

Please note that the information below is provisional. For further information please visit the business diary.

Date of meeting

Agenda

 12 November 2014

Budget Scrutiny

Review of the Operation of the Barnett Formula– Briefing from Assembly Research

Review of the Operation of the Barnett Formula– Briefing from Alan Trench & Gerald Holtham

Scrutiny of DFP Business Areas

Mid Year Review of DFP Performance againstBusiness Plan Objectives – Briefing from DFP

Review of DFP Programme for GovernmentTargets 2015-16 – Briefing from DFP

19 November 2014

Primary Legislation

Legislative Consent Motion: Transfer Out ofUnfunded Pension Schemes – Briefing fromDFP (TBC)

Statutory Rules

SL1 Public Service (Civil Servants and Others)Pensions Regulations (NI) 2014

Budget Scrutiny

Draft DFP Budget 2015-16 – Briefing fromDFP

Preventative Spending and ‘Invest to Save’Measures – Briefing from DFP

Other Issues

Budget Scrutiny Workshop

26 November 2014

Statutory Rules

Public Service (Civil Servants and Others)Pensions Regulations (NI) 2014 (TBC)

Budget Scrutiny

Validation Study of Welfare Reform Costs –Briefing from DFP (TBC)

Committee Inquiries

Sickness Absence in the Public Sector inNorthern Ireland – Consideration of DraftReport (TBC)

DFP Policy Scrutiny

Policy Evaluation of Small Business Rate Reliefscheme – Briefing from DFP and NorthernIreland Centre for Economic Policy

Scrutiny of DFP Business Areas

Organisation of Economic Co-operation andDevelopment Review of Public Governance –Briefing from DFP

Public Sector Innovation Labs - Briefing fromDFP

3 December 2014

Budget Scrutiny

Review of the Operation of the Barnett Formula– Breifings from other expert witnesses (TBC)

Committee Inquiries

Sickness Absence in the Public Sector inNorthern Ireland – Final Consideration of DraftReport (TBC)

DFP Policy Scrutiny

Building a Prosperous and United Community:Devolution of other Fiscal Powers suitable for Devolution - Update Briefing from DFP

Devolution of Corporation Tax powers -Update Briefing from DFP (TBC)

 

10 December 2014

Budget Scrutiny

Draft Budget 2015-16: Initial Consideration ofDraft Report (TBC)

January 2015 Monitoring Round: Departmental position – DFP evidence session (TBC)

Scrutiny of DFP Business Areas

Performance against Business Plan Targets –NISRA – Briefing from DFP (TBC)

Issues to beScheduled -

(Short toMedium Term)

Consultation on Rates (Amendment) Bill

Forecasting Accuracy – Assembly Research Briefing

Performance of individual DFP Business Areas againstBusiness Plan Objectives – Briefing from DFP

Non-domestic Revaluation – Briefing from DFP

Renewable Energy in Public Sector Buildings – Briefing fromDFP

Managing Convergence of District Rates – Follow up briefingfrom DFP

Public Procurement: Cross Departmental Performance on theImplementatiuon of Social Clauses

Review of the Operation of the Barnett Formula – briefingsfrom expert witnesses

Progress on the Implementation of Recommendations fromStudy on Identified Adverse Impact on NICS Recruitment –Briefing from DFP

Administration Costs in the Northern Ireland Civil ServiceDepartments – Assembly Research Briefing

Committee Stage - Legal Complaints and Regulation Bill (TBC)

Review of the Operation of the Barnett Formula – Briefing fromIain McLean

Building Regulation Enforcement – Briefing from DFP

Residual Equal Pay Issues – Update Briefing from DFP

Progress on Air Connectivity Study:Phase II Update Briefing fromDFP & DETI

Legal Complaints and Regulation Bill: Review of ProfessionalParactices in the Bar of Northern Ireland – Briefing from the BarCouncil

NI Executive Borrowing Strategy – Briefing from DFP

NICS Shared Services – Monitoring of Benefits Realisation – Briefingfrom DFP

Public Procurement Issues – Briefing from DFP

Policy Options for Rate Rebate Replacement Arrangements – Briefingfrom DFP

Managing Coverngence of District Rates – Briefing from DFP

EU Funding Programmes: PEACE IV and INTERREG 5A – Briefingfrom DFP and SEUPB

Financial Institutions and Impacts on Consumers – Briefing fromConsumer Council

Banking Issues – Briefing from Financial Conduct Authority

Statutory Rules

Valuation for Rating (Decapitalisation Rate) Regulations (NI)2015 – Briefing from DFP

Valuation (Telecommunications) Regulations (NI) 2014 –Briefing from DFP

Rates (Small Business Heraditament Relief) (Amendment)Regulations (NI 2015)

The Rates (Exemption for Automatic Telling Machines inRural Areas) Order (NI) 2014

Transitional Relief Order for Review of Public Administration RateConvergence

Rates (Social Value Sector) (Amendment) Regulations

Rates (Payment by Owners) Order (NI) 2014

The Rate (Temporary Rebate) (Amendment) Order (NI) 2014

Regional Rates Order

SL1 - Amendment

Issues to beScheduled

(Longer Term)

NI Law Commission Apartments Report – DFP briefing

Land Law – DFP briefing

Defamation Reform

Draft Memorandum of Understanding on the Budget Process– Formal Consideration

Northern Ireland Law Commission: Update Briefing on its Work Relevantto DFP’s Remit

Measuring Wellbeing – Update Briefing from the CarnegieTrust/Roundtable & NISRA

Review of Rate Liability for the Landlord Sector – Briefing from DFP

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