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Personal Independence Payment Statistics - February 2024

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced in Northern Ireland in June 2016, and replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged between 16 and 64 years old. PIP and DLA cannot be claimed at the same time.

Published 29 May 2024Statistical reports

Benefit Cap Statistics - February 2024

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.

Published 29 May 2024Statistical reports

Universal Credit Statistics - February 2024

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 29 May 2024Statistical reports

This is a proposed policy change in relation to the introduction of a threshold of income or income/ assets of £20k below which charities in Northern Ireland would not be required to register nor report to the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland. 

Published 28 May 2024Legislation and regulations

Residential building safety measures have been paramount following the Grenfell tragedy. The limitation period for defective buildings in NI is currently six years as set out in the Limitation (Northern Ireland) Order 1989.

Published 24 May 2024Impact assessments

The Department for Communities has published the Summary Report relating to the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022.

Published 24 May 2024Statistical reports

Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin January - March 2024

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.

Published 23 May 2024Statistical reports

Aims to set a rent level for protected and statutory tenancies that meet the fitness standard. At present this applies to 334 tenancies.

Published 22 May 2024Legislation and regulations

Current cremation legislation in Northern Ireland dates back to 1961 - the Cremation (Belfast) Regulations (NI) 1961 (the 1961 Regulations) - and only applies to crematoria operated by Belfast City Council.

Published 21 May 2024Legislation and regulations

It is intended that the Bill will introduce special time limits for certain action in respect of damage or defects in relation to buildings.

Published 21 May 2024Legislation and regulations

Information about the Ministerial car and driver

Published 20 May 2024FOI/EIR responses

Maintenance costs related to land at Fairview Road in Derry/Londonderry

Published 20 May 2024FOI/EIR responses

Information about the state, usage and plans for land at Fairview Road in Derry/Londonderry

Published 20 May 2024FOI/EIR responses

Number of people receiving DLA or PIP since 2014 by age group

Published 20 May 2024FOI/EIR responses

Correspondence with building firms about tendering for the redevelopment of Casement Park

Published 20 May 2024FOI/EIR responses

Costs related to Irish language services commissioned by the Department since 2021

Published 20 May 2024FOI/EIR responses

Creative Industries economic estimates for Northern Ireland 2023

This bulletin provides statistics on key economic estimates for the Creative Industries for Northern Ireland and is now available to view in html format.

Published 16 May 2024Statistical reports

The Department for Communities (DfC) is responsible for the provision of Social Fund Budgeting Loans (SFBL) to citizens in Northern Ireland (NI) who are in receipt of a qualifying benefit and relies on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Social Fund Computer System (SFC

Published 15 May 2024Legislation and regulations

The Department for Communities is offering funding to support the delivery of 300 new Intermediate Rent homes, and is seeking to work with an organisation (or multiple organisations working as one) who will act as the Intermediate Rent

Published 15 May 2024Guidance literature

The proposed Bill would amend the Pensions (No.2) Act (NI) 2008 (“the Act”) so as to provide regulation making powers to the Department for Communities to lower the age at which qualifying workers are automatically enrolled into a workplace pension and reduce or ab

Published 14 May 2024Impact assessments

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