Charities group calls for action on 'unsustainable' rise in insurance costs – The Irish Times

Sign up for alerts from The Irish Times
Just click on “Allow Notifications” on the message appearing on your browser to activate them.
We will send you a quick reminder in the future, in case you change your mind.



The charities group The Wheel is seeking new legislation to rebalance the duty of care, as well as reform of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board. Photograph: iStock
The Government must act on excessive insurance costs which are threatening community initiatives and events, according to The Wheel, Ireland’s national association of charities.
The organisation’s pre-budget submission said that the “unsustainable rise” in insurance costs is having a very serious impact on charities, social enterprises and community and voluntary organisations.
The group is seeking new legislation to rebalance the duty of care, as well as reform of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board.
The Wheel also wanted to see “continued clear commitments” from insurers in relation to cost reductions.
The pre-budget submission also called for increased funding for community and voluntary organisations who provide the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Tusla with services.
“Government should make provision for sustainable terms and conditions to support staff retention and progression in HSE-funded Section 39 and Tusla-funded Section 56 organisations,” the submission states.
“Increases for services budgets have not been generally applied since the 2008 crisis and services are now significantly underfunded.”
The Wheel also called for the introduction of multi-annual funding arrangements, which would allow charities to plan long-term.
The VAT compensation scheme for charities should also be retained and increased to €20 million annually in the upcoming budget, according to The Wheel.
The scheme was first introduced in 2018 and it allows charities to claim a refund on a proportion of their VAT costs, based on their level of non-public funding.
The scheme is capped at €5 million annually and was due to be reviewed this year.
The Wheel also said that charities, community organisations and social enterprises should be included in all of the Government’s pandemic recovery supports.
The submission also stated that the introduction of a Charities Compliance and Reporting Matching Fund of €4.6 million, equivalent to the budget allocated to the Charities Regulator, would combat the cost of increased regulation of the sector.
A direct tax incentive capped at €1 million should also be introduced for major gift donations, according to the submission, and the cost of making a will should be exempt from VAT if a charitable bequest is included in that will.
The group also asked for a €10m investment in the Stability Fund for 2021, as well as a special €10m Charity Recovery Fund for 2022.
The group also want to see dedicated funding to deliver the recommendations of three national strategies relating to the community and voluntary sector, social enterprises and volunteering.
 Subscribe.
Daily
Stay on top of the latest news with our daily newsletters each morning, lunchtime and evening
Sign up
Subscribe
Support
Irish Times products & services
About us
Our partners




Invalid email or password.
Unfortunately USERNAME we were unable to process your last payment. Please update your payment details to keep enjoying your Irish Times subscription.

source

371 thoughts on “Charities group calls for action on 'unsustainable' rise in insurance costs – The Irish Times”

  1. I just couldn’t depart your website prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard info a person provide for your visitors? Is going to be back often to check up on new posts

  2. I used to be recommended this web site by my cousin. I
    am now not sure whether this submit is written through him as no one else recognize such unique approximately my difficulty.
    You’re amazing! Thank you!

  3. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy.
    I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you some interesting things or advice.
    Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article.

    I want to read more things about it!

  4. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage?
    My blog site is in the exact same niche as yours and my users would certainly benefit from some of the information you
    provide here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Appreciate it!

  5. Neat blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere?
    A theme like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make
    my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your theme.
    Kudos

  6. Hi there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came
    to check it out. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to
    my followers! Excellent blog and great style and design.

  7. Thanks a bunch for sharing this with all of us you actually realize what you’re speaking about!

    Bookmarked. Please also seek advice from my website =).

    We can have a hyperlink trade arrangement between us

  8. Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this site.
    It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s difficult to
    get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appeal.

    I must say you have done a excellent job with this.
    Also, the blog loads super quick for me on Firefox.
    Exceptional Blog!

  9. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out
    right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the
    same nearly very often inside case you shield this hike.

  10. I like the helpful information you provide for
    your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again right here frequently.

    I am reasonably certain I’ll be informed many new stuff proper here!
    Good luck for the following!

  11. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as
    nobody else know such detailed about my trouble.

    You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  12. Hey! This is kind of off topic but I need
    some help from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog?
    I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick.

    I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where
    to begin. Do you have any ideas or suggestions?
    Many thanks

  13. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

  14. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your weblog.
    You have some really great posts and I think I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d love to write some articles for your
    blog in exchange for a link back to mine. Please shoot me an email if interested.
    Regards!

  15. Greetings I am so thrilled I found your blog, I really found you by error, while I was researching on Digg for something else,
    Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a tremendous post and
    a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to look over it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also added
    in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more,
    Please do keep up the excellent b.

  16. Excellent post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I am inspired! Extremely useful info particularly the closing section 🙂 I maintain such information much. I used to be looking for this particular info for a long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  17. Pingback: 3magnificent

  18. Have you ever thought about publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other websites?
    I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would really like to have you share
    some stories/information. I know my subscribers would value your
    work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.