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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.
The Benefits Statistics Summary is released quarterly in the last week of February, May, August and November.
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 Belfast Islamic Centre (BIC) is a charitable organisation established in 1978 to promote the benefit of the Muslim community in NI by promoting religion, advancing education, relieving poverty and distress and providing facilities for the protection of health and recreatio
Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC) and Include Youth are two leading Northern Ireland based Youth Charities that wish to create an iconic, public, visible space dedicated to children and young people in care, which welcomes a wide range of their peers to engage in youth ba
HB Memos contain further guidance on the interpretation of legislation to Housing Benefit and should be read in conjunction with the Housing Benefit Decision Makers Guide.
The Northern Ireland poverty bulletin 2018/19 was released on 14 May 2020. The proposed date of next publication will be Spring 2021.
DfC Local Government and Housing Regulation Division has prepared a template for the recording of Councillors’ and Committee Members’ Allowances funded by Councils in 2019/2020.
The Department, through NISRA, publishes a quarterly statistical bulletin on Universal Credit data. The latest release of that bulletin was released on 26 August 2020 and it covers part of the current COVID-19 emergency situation.
To ensure that District Council meetings can continue to be held during the Coronavirus crisis while meeting government guidelines on social distancing and self isolation. This will be achieved by allowing members to attend and take part in meetings using remote access.
The Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI) provides a comprehensive, up to date, and accessible source of information on all aspects of Northern Ireland’s historic environment.
This pilot initiative involves two strands: to test the effectiveness of a match funded philanthropy fund between the public sector and private donors and secondly to provide capacity support to the Voluntary & Community organisations seeking to access philanthropy.
In response to the spread of Covid19 and the risk this poses to the most vulnerable in society the Community Foundation NI (CFNI) have established a Coronavirus Community Fund which is open to constituted community organisations throughout Northern Ireland.
A Hardship Fund for Sport – a Small Grants Resource Programme is needed to support the sports sector during the Covid-19 lockdown and in the recovery months ahead.
The deployment of DRS/CAMLite and the subsequent phased migration of DLA, AA and CA to these systems will allow for the deactivation of DACS and for NI to align with system advances in GB.
The Department has produced a guidance document setting out general advice and information predominantly for tenants and landlords in the private rented sector. The guidance covers issues which may arise during the Covid-19 outbreak including what to do if you/your tenan
This position statement sets out Historic Environment Division’s objectives in conserving the marine heritage of Northern Ireland and how it aims to meet its obligations under UK historic environment legislation and policy and associated international conventions.
The Minister for Communities has determined that she shall make funds available to cover council costs incurred when planning for or responding to COVID-19 related issues.
The Department wishes to introduce measures to assist those living in the private rented sector in the face of the COVID 19 emergency with particular focus being in relation to financial assistance and prevention of evictions.
The Local Government Circular 08/2020 provides a set of consolidated guidance on councillor allowances.