Consultations 09 Mar, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions on the Victims Payment Scheme

You may have seen in the media some activity around the Northern Ireland Office having laid the regulations for a Victims’ Payment Scheme. We would like to update you on the status of this scheme.

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Policy and Research 31 Jan, 2020

Northern Ireland Office Publish Victims' Payment Regulations

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has today signed new legislation establishing a victims' payment scheme. This scheme acknowledges the harm caused to those people injured through no fault of their own in the Troubles through annual payments of c. £2,000 to £10,000 for the rest of their lives.

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Consultations 30 Sep, 2019

Tender Notification - Formal Evaluation of Victims and Survivors Strategy 2009 - 2019

The Executive Office would like to inform you that the tender process to appoint a Contractor to complete an independent evaluation of the Victims and Survivors Strategy 2009-2019 has been initiated and is currently live on the Department of Finance's eTendersNI website.

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Policy and Research 05 Sep, 2019

Update on Progress of a Victims and Survivors Payment Arrangement (Pension)

Following the Commission’s recent policy advice on a Victims and Survivors Pension Arrangement (VASPA), the Northern Ireland Office have provided an update on the actions taken since the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation etc) Bill was enacted on 24 July 2019.

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Commissioner 30 Aug, 2019

Commissioner welcomes re-appointment and sets out her agenda for the year ahead

Confirming her acceptance of re-appointment as Commissioner for Victims and Survivors, Judith Thompson has set out her agenda to address what she acknowledges will continue to be difficult and contested issues facing victims and survivors of the Troubles.

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