Regulatory impact assessments
The Northern Ireland Better Regulation Strategy requires all departments, arms length bodies and other public bodies to consider an RIA as part of their policy development process and when doing so should refer to the following guidance.
- Regulatory impact assessment guidance
- Small and micro business impact test (SAMBIT)
- Standard cost model guidance
- Standard cost model annexes
- RIA template May 2015
Regulatory impact assessment training course
The Northern Ireland Civil Service Centre for Applied Learning (CAL) offers a training course on developing a regulatory impact assessment, based on the above RIA guidance. This is available through HR Connect.
Other sources of guidance
This code of practice was approved by the NI Executive Committee in July 2010 and is adopted by all NI departments.
The Executive Office's policy toolkit
The Executive Office's policy toolkit is intended to provide a practical overview of the key steps and key phases in the policy development process.