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This project details the findings of a research study into pensioners not claiming Pension Credit. It was undertaken as part of the Department’s Economic and Social Research Programme 2021/22 and conducted in two stages. Stage one
The Benefits Statistics Summary is released quarterly in the last week of February, May, August and November.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a new benefit replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged between 16 to 64 years. PIP and DLA cannot be claimed at the same time. PSU have compiled statistics on the following within PIP:
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.
The Benefit Cap is a limit on the total amount of benefit that working-age people can receive. From 31 May 2016, the amount a household could receive in benefit income was limited to £26,000 per annum.
The Economic and Social Research Review aims to capture and disseminate key economic and social research relevant to the Department’s policy agenda to inform evidence-based policy making.
This helpful guide will provide you with visitor information for Carrickfergus Castle.
Constable Ronald has asked for your help today. Can you help him find all the items on his checklist as you make your way through Carrickfergus Castle?
The Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin is a quarterly bulletin containing information on new housing starts and completions, homelessness, the NI House Price Index and new house sales and prices.
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.
This report contains a detailed balance sheet and statement of income and expenditure for the Northern Ireland Central Investment Fund for Charities 2021.
The fact sheet provides a quarterly overview of the performance and composition of the Fund for the three months ending 30 September 2022.
The Department for Communities is the sponsor Department for Sport Northern Ireland (Sport NI). Working together, they have agreed to set out the partnership arrangements between them.
Article 3 and Schedule 1 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1985, as amended by Article 52 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, make provision that certain specified entertainments shall not
Improvements have been made to the Social Fund Budgeting Loans process. The improved process allows you to receive telephone communication about your loan decision as well as receiving a loan decision by letter.
The Department is seeking a development proposal for a site in Irish Street, Downpatrick. It is located within Downpatrick town centre and sits adjacent to the Primary Retail Core.
In accordance with section 146(5) and (6) of the Social Security Administration (Northern Ireland) Act 1992, the Department is required to prepare an annual report on the operation of the Social Fund and to lay the report before the Assembly.
Article 5C of the Private Tenancies (Northern Ireland) Order 2006 as inserted by Section 7 of the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 (the Act), placed a duty on the Department to research and consult on the implications of exercising the powers contained in the Act,
The PVL is the cap on the value of a property that can be purchased through Co-Ownership. The Department for Communities (DfC) is responsible for reviewing the PVL on an annual basis.
The Minister for Communities convened a Ministerial Advisory Panel in March 2022, to undertake a focused piece of work that would advise on the most effective and sustainable approach to embedding the principles of Community Wealth Building into all relevant departmental inves