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Urgent Urgent legislation was made in March 2022 to ensure that certain cohorts of people coming here from Ukraine as a result of the conflict, are exempt from the habitual residence test (HRT) and the past presence test (PPT) to facilitate entitlement to social security benef

Published 28 September 2022Legislation and regulations

The policy objective is to make a number of historically important books relating to Robbie Burns available on the internet.

Published 27 September 2022Statistical reports

The Department's Equality Scheme commits the Department to submitting a formal review of progress, on an annual basis, to the Equality Commission, setting out the action taken to fulfill Section 75 commitments. This is the report carried out for the year 2021-2022.

Published 23 September 2022Corporate reports

The Family Resources Survey for Northern Ireland 2020-21 was released on 22 September 2022. The proposed date of next publication will be Autumn 2023.

Published 22 September 2022Statistical reports

Northern Ireland Child Maintenance Service Statistics: Data to June 2022 (experimental)

This quarterly publication provides an overview on the performance of the Child Maintenance Service in Northern Ireland. This publication contains information up to the quarter ending June 2022.

Published 21 September 2022Statistical reports

These Regulations will allow the move from an entirely paper based process to one which incorporates an outbound/inbound telephone call between the Department and the claimant when making an application for a Budgeting Loan.

Published 21 September 2022Legislation and regulations

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of a Statutory Rule that amends existing regulations which restrict the extent to which occupational pension schemes can make certain investments with links to the employers who use the scheme, defined in the Pensions (Nor

Published 20 September 2022Impact assessments

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of a Statutory Rule that amends regulation 17 of the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 which concerns the provision of annual pension benefit statemen

Published 20 September 2022Impact assessments

This leaflet provides information on some aspects of the law that applies to prize competitions in Northern Ireland.  It is not an authoritative nor a complete statement of the law and is only intended to provide a plain guide as to what is permissible and not permissible

Published 20 September 2022Legislation and regulations

These Regulations will temporarily increase the Winter Fuel Payment lump sum by £300 for winter 2022/23.

Published 20 September 2022Legislation and regulations

The proposed Statutory Rule implements the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) remedies to address weak competition found within the investment consultancy and fiduciary management markets.

Published 20 September 2022Legislation and regulations

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of a Statutory Rule that amends the Occupational Pension Schemes (Scheme Administration) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997 (“the 1997 Regulations”) and the Register of Occupational and Personal Pension Scheme

Published 20 September 2022Impact assessments

Northern Ireland Homelessness Bulletin January - June 2022

The Northern Ireland Homelessness bulletin is a biannual publication which contains information on a range of areas relating to homelessness.

Published 15 September 2022Statistical reports

The proposed Statutory Rule the Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Disclosure of Information) (Statements of Benefits: Money Purchase Benefits) (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2022 amends the Disclosure Regulations by introducing a new requirement on trustees or scheme ma

Published 09 September 2022Legislation and regulations

As Part of the Executive Programme on Paramilitarism & Organised Crime (EPPOC) previously known as Tackling Paramilitaries and Organised Crime Programme (TP, also known as Fresh Start), DfC is tasked with addressing Action B5 of the executive Action Plan (EAP):

Published 09 September 2022Development plan/framework

The Rule amends existing legislation on employer-related investments for authorised Master Trusts (a type of multi-employer pension scheme) with 500 or more participating employers.

Published 09 September 2022Legislation and regulations

The Department for Communities (DfC) presents its Social Fund Account which has been prepared in accordance with a direction issued by the Department of Finance (DoF) in pursuance of section 146(4) of the Social Security Administration (NI) Act 1992.

Published 08 September 2022Corporate reports

The proposed Statutory Rule introduces new requirements for trustees of certain occupational pension schemes to calculate and disclose a portfolio alignment metric describing the extent to which the scheme’s assets are aligned with the climate change goal of limiting the

Published 08 September 2022Legislation and regulations

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 06 September 2022Circulars

The Minister for the Department is seeking to appoint three new Councillor Members to the Board of Libraries NI who have a keen interest in the modern library service and a strong desire to contribute to its leadership and oversight.

Published 01 September 2022Forms

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