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The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act (NI) 2021 responds to the present outbreak of coronavirus in Northern Ireland and protects tenants from eviction during the present emergency period.
These Regulations provide the technical details for one of the additional tests to the contribution notice regime, “the employer resources test”. For example, they set out how the value of the resources of the employer is to be determined and calculated by th
The amendments are necessary as a result of the sudden and unexpected nature of the situation in Afghanistan.
This short educational publication is aimed at the general public and describes the two different types of historic water pumps found in Northern Ireland ie. pumps and fountains. It also explains their special interest and significance against the Criteria for Listing.
This publication is intended to help Local Councils understand the Listing Process i.e. the process that the Department for Communities carries out in protecting buildings of special architectural or historic interest.
The Northern Ireland Homelessness bulletin is a biannual publication which contains information on a range of areas relating to homelessness.
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 2021.
The first proposed Statutory Rule, the Occupational Pension Schemes (Climate Change Governance and Reporting) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2021 introduces requirements for trustees of certain occupational pension schemes to ensure that there
The Employment and Training Act (Northern Ireland) 1950, as amended by Article 3 of the Employment and Training (Amendment) (NI) Order 1988 is the legislative basis upon which the Department for Communities has been delegated the authority to provide assistance to people to fi
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 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.
Agenda and Minutes of the 17th Meeting of the Sport Matters Monitoring Group - held on 22 January 2019
Agenda and Minutes of the 18th Meeting of the Sport Matters Monitoring Group - held on 18 November 2020
This Guide explains those provisions of the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2021 (the Act) which came into effect on 1 October 2021. It will be of particular interest to the licensed trade, registered clubs, courts and police but sho
The Pensions Act 2004 established, on a UK-wide basis, the Pensions Regulator (the ‘Regulator’) to protect the benefits of members of work-based pensions, reduce the risk of situations arising which may result in calls on the Pension Protection Fund and promote and
The policy is the new DfC Business Plan for the period October 2020 to March 2022. The Business Plan is the vehicle through which the Department’s Strategy will be delivered and monitored.
Gambling in Northern Ireland is regulated under the Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (NI) Order 1985 (The 1985 Order).
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.
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:
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.