These Regulatory Impact Assessments focus on the three main measures in the Pension Schemes Bill:
Regional Programme board meetings and briefing.
Review of Councillor pay and code of conduct.
Irish and Ulster Scots languages spend.
Universal Credit discretionary waivers.
This guidance focuses on the design principles for safer urban centres and green spaces.
The food parcel initiative emerged in response to the COVID-19 emergency to ensure those who were shielding or vulnerable had access to food during the pandemic. The service is due to end on 26 June for those not shielding.
The Funeral Expenses Payment scheme provides help towards the cost of a simple funeral.
The Local Government Circular 21/2016 is designed to assist councils to meet the Performance Improvement requirements set out in Part 12 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.
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.
This guide is designed to support organisations in the culture and heritage sector take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of everyone during the phased reopening. This guidance is aimed at culture and heritage venues which are open to the public.
The Electronic Communications Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 enables the Department to authorise the use of electronic communications for any purpose where it considers that the authorisation is such that the extent (if any) to which records of things done for that purpose will b
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.
The Department produced a guidance document to support tenants and landlords in the social housing rented sector during the Covid-19 outbreak. The guidance includes what to do if you/your tenant is struggling with paying rent, health and saf
This EQIA focuses on the key proposals in the proposed Bill, which are:
The implementation of the Coronavirus Act 2020 Schedule 27 provided for the hearing of tribunal matters in Northern Ireland using live links.
To ensure effective recruitment of volunteers and safeguarding of the vulnerable good practice must be adhered to, especially in roles defined as Regulated Activity.
This document reports the findings of both consultations on the proposals to seek reversal of the reclassification of Registered Housing Associations (RHAs) in Northern Ireland and provides analysis of respondents’ feedback to the consultation.
The NI Executive has amended the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 to reopen the housing market and allow activities relating to house moves to take place.&nb
This infographic provides a range of information on some of the work carried out by the Department since the onset of COVID-19 (16 March) until 31 May.