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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
The Department, through NISRA, publishes a quarterly statistical bulletin on benefit data. The latest release of that bulletin was released on 26 August 2020 and it covers part of the current COVID-19 emergency situation.
The Department publishes the Annual Report which contains figures on Discretionary Support performance and expenditure. However, that report, covering the current period, is not due to be published until later in the year.
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 2020) until 01 August 2021 (unless otherwise noted).
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.
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Headline statistics on engagement in culture, arts and sport: findings from the 2019/20 Continuous Household Survey.
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.