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The Funeral Expenses Payment scheme provides help towards the cost of a simple funeral.

Published 22 June 2020Legislation and regulations

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.

Published 22 June 2020Circulars

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.

Published 19 June 2020Financial plans and reports

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.

Published 19 June 2020Guidance literature

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

Published 17 June 2020Legislation 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 17 June 2020Circulars

Covid-19 guidance for social housing landlords and tenants

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

Published 17 June 2020Guidance literature

This EQIA focuses on the key proposals in the proposed Bill, which are:

Published 16 June 2020Impact assessments

The implementation of the Coronavirus Act 2020 Schedule 27 provided for the hearing of tribunal matters in Northern Ireland using live links.

Published 15 June 2020Legislation and regulations

To ensure effective recruitment of volunteers and safeguarding of the vulnerable good practice must be adhered to, especially in roles defined as Regulated Activity.

Published 12 June 2020Legislation and regulations

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.

Published 12 June 2020Consultation reports

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

Published 11 June 2020Legislation and regulations

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.

Published 05 June 2020Statistical reports

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.

Published 05 June 2020Statistical reports

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).

Published 05 June 2020Statistical reports

Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin January - March 2020

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 04 June 2020Statistical reports

Capital | Capital disregards | Earned income | Unearned income | Students and Student Income 

Published 29 May 2020Guidance literature

Before completing your Application, please see Hiring a State Care Monument for more information and to ensure you select the correct Application Form.

Published 29 May 2020Forms

Engagement in culture, arts and sport by adults in Northern Ireland 2019/20

Headline statistics on engagement in culture, arts and sport: findings from the 2019/20 Continuous Household Survey.

Published 28 May 2020Statistical reports

Benefit Cap Statistics - February 2020

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 27 May 2020Statistical reports

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