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Discretionary Support is administered by the Department for Communities (the Department). The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 makes provision for the Department to make payments by way of grant or loan to prescribed persons.

Published 16 August 2022Corporate reports

The assessment of need has helped establish the following overall aim for the project.

Published 12 August 2022Statistical reports

The Disability within the Northern Ireland Labour Market research report will inform ongoing development of a new Disability and Work Strategy for Northern Ireland, which seeks to set a long term commitment to reducing the disability employment gap.

Published 10 August 2022Statistical reports

The Developing Women in the Community pilot programme Advisory Panel Report provides recommendations on the way forward for future implementation of The Developing Women in the Community programme.

Published 09 August 2022Agendas and minutes

Universal Credit Statistics - February 2022 datafiles

Universal Credit is a new payment to help support households that are out of work or are on a low income. Universal Credit was introduced in Northern Ireland on a phased geographical basis from 27 September 2017.

Published 08 August 2022Statistical reports

The Department requests information from councils at the end of each Quarter on the processing of invoices as detailed in the circular LG 19/2016 Prompt Payment Guidance.

Published 03 August 2022Financial plans and reports

The Scheme of Emergency Financial Assistance (SEFA) is designed to aid individual householders who have suffered severe inconvenience as a result of internal flooding to their properties.

Published 02 August 2022Circulars

The aim of this proposal is to utilise Financial Transaction Capital (FTC) to introduce a pilot to increase the supply of affordable housing for older people who wish to downsize or move to housing that better suits their needs, for example, by enabling a move to a smaller pro

Published 02 August 2022Statistical reports

Support to stimulate heritage research work in Northern Ireland by funding initiatives that aim to carry out and/or share the results of research into the historic environment.

Published 01 August 2022Guidance literature

This report contains a detailed Balance Sheet and statement of income and expenditure for the Northern Ireland Central Investment Fund for Charities 2020.

Published 01 August 2022Corporate reports

The People and Place Review team is committed to communication and engagement activities that ensures effective and consistent messaging both to those involved in the co-design process, elected members and wider interested stakeholders. 

Published 29 July 2022Correspondence

Local Labour Market Insight Dashboard

Local Labour Market Partnerships (LMPs) have been established in each of the 11 Local Government Districts (LGDs) to develop a range of new employability provisions that address the specific labour market needs and challenges of the local areas.

Published 28 July 2022Statistical reports

The People and Place Review team is committed to communication and engagement activities that ensures effective and consistent messaging both to those involved in the co-design process, elected members and wider interested stakeholders.

Published 26 July 2022Correspondence

Article 29 (1) of the Local Government (NI) Order 2005 confers powers on district councils in relation to emergencies.

Published 20 July 2022Circulars

Regulations to allow the managed migration of legacy benefit claimants to Universal Credit (UC) were made in 2016, the Universal Credit (Transitional Provisions) Regulations (NI) 2016. These regulations provide for the Move to UC.

Published 18 July 2022Statistical reports

The first proposed Statutory Rule, the Occupational Pension Schemes (Collective Money Purchase Schemes) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2022 implements a new authorisation and supervisory regime for collective money purchase schemes a type of occupational pension scheme in whic

Published 07 July 2022Legislation and regulations

The total number of appeals registered during the year to which this report relates was 10,877 of which 832 were monitored.

Published 07 July 2022Independent reports

Results of user survey conducted in March 2022

In March 2022 the Department for Communities conducted a user survey into how the Northern Ireland Poverty Bulletin (NIPB), the NI Households Below Average Income (HBAI) report and the NI Family Resources Survey (FRS) report were being used.

Published 05 July 2022Statistical reports

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of two Statutory Rules that  make provision for an authorisation and supervisory regime for collective money purchase pension schemes, a type of occupational pension scheme in which the contributions of members and em

Published 05 July 2022Impact assessments

With the current cost of living increases impacting many individuals and households at this time, the Department for Communities has a range of financial supports and advice available which may help.

Published 05 July 2022Guidance literature

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