If you are a member of one of the Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) Pension Schemes you may choose to buy Added Pension to top up your pension benefits. You can buy added pension by making monthly contributions from your pay and/or by paying in a lump sum.
If you are a member of alpha you can choose to pay extra contributions to buy an Effective Pension Age option.
This Procurement Guidance Note (PGN 06/14) provides Centres of Procurement Expertise (CoPE) with standard Conditions of Contract for straightforward supplies, services and ICT contracts.
Step by step examples including full-time, nuvos/alpha, full-time and lower paid protection, tapering and full-time and full-time, upper pay limit and transfer in service.
This section contains the 2018-19 Government Financial Reporting Manual (FReM) and illustrative accounts proformas.
The Department of Finance (DoF) is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. The Privacy Notice in the link explains how DoF uses information about you and the ways in which we will safeguard your data.
The purpose of this EPN is to inform employers that the MR1 form has been revised to clarify the age to which employees can be assessed for ill health retirement (IHR). The EPN also provides information on changes to the Injury Award application forms.
This Procurement Guidance Note (PGN), developed in consultation with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, describes the legal obligations placed on a Contracting Authority and Contractors to consider human rights when conducting a procurement process.
The purpose of this EPN is to inform employers that the date from which employer National Insurance Contributions will be due on Termination Payments over £30,000 has been changed to 6 April 2020, subject to HM Treasury introducing relevant legislation.
In accordance with section 11(4) of the Public Service Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2014, the Department of Finance has a responsibility to consult with the Government Actuary before Directions are made. That exchange can be found here:
Under the Public Service Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2014, the Department of Finance (DoF) has responsibility to deliver Directions on actuarial valuations and cost control to Northern Ireland departments with responsibility for the devolved public service pension schemes.
Departmental response to the consultation on the Public Service Pensions (Valuations and Employer Cost Cap) (Amendment) Directions (Northern Ireland) 2018.
The attached policy screening documents relate to proposals to rectify the cost cap floor breach of 4.9% identified in the provisional valuation results for the Northern Ireland Civil Service Pension Schemes as at 31 March 2016; to address the impact of retrospective pay
This is a response to information relating to the the number of applications for registration with the Land Registry for Transfer of Whole or Part where the application has been made by a solicitor, or other person legally entitled to do so, from 2010.
This is a response to information relating to the number of billboards and advertising stations in Belfast.
Land Registry forms.
This section contains departmental responses to NIAO reports - presented in 2018. The most recent publication is ‘The financial health of schools’.
Please use the links below to see Annual reports and accounts from 2015.
In this section, view the Buy Social Model for services contracts.
In this section, download a set of Frequently Asked Questions about the Buy Social Model for services contracts.