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.
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.
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.
The Department has produced a COVID-19 Community Response Plan which summarises the range of actions being taken forward by the Department and its partners to enable the community response on the ground to COVID-19. The document acknowledges the strength of the grassroot
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.
Full list of scheduled historic monuments in Northern Ireland.
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.
The Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (General Levy) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 give effect to new rates to calculate the general levy payable by occupational pension schemes and personal pension schemes.
Discretionary Support was introduced as a Northern Ireland-specific scheme to replace Social Fund Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans for living expenses following their abolition as part of the package of welfare reforms. The Discretionary Support policy was develope
The amounts of the automatic enrolment and re-enrolment earnings trigger (the earnings level at which an employee must be automatically enrolled) and the qualifying earnings band (the earnings on which contributions must be paid) are set out in the Pensions (No.
The information contained in this factsheet will signpost you to up-to date information for employers during COVID-19.
The proposed statutory rule allows earnings factors derived from historic earnings to be restated at current values (i.e. values at tax year 2020/21 determined by reference to Average Weekly Earnings (AWE) for 12 months ending September 2019.
This Order specifies the percentage by which the guaranteed minimum pension element of an individual’s occupational pension entitlement is increased with effect from 6th April 2020 (a person could accrue a guaranteed minimum pension in a contracted-out occupational pensi
Article 29 (1) of the Local Government (NI) Order 2005 confers powers on district councils in relation to emergencies.
The Northern Ireland Homelessness bulletin is a biannual publication which contains information on a range of areas relating to homelessness.