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The Private Tenancies Bill follows on from the Departments consultation on firm proposals for change and will include measures to improve the safety, security and quality of the Private Rented Sector.
The DfC Disability Action Plan sets out how the Department proposes to fulfil the duties under Section 49A of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 in relation to its functions, for the period 2020-2024.
DfC Local Government and Housing Regulation Division has now prepared an updated Accounts Direction for the appropriate form and content of accounts for Northern Ireland District Councils.
Summary evaluation report based on evaluations submitted by councils regarding Community Festivals Fund outcomes.
This document provides further information on the Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI). It contains an overview of the extensive collections held in HERoNI and describes the history, purpose and uses of the Record.
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 March 2021.
The Department’s Equality Scheme includes a commitment to the development of an Equality Action Plan (EAP) which relates to the Department’s specific functions and aims to promote equality of opportunity and good relations by taking actions to address inequalities.
Personal Independence Payment is a new benefit replacing Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16 to 64 years. Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance cannot be claimed at the same time.
Help towards some of the extra costs you might have because of a long-term health condition or disability.
The Historic Environment Fund 2021-22 aim is to ‘help communities to enjoy and realise the value of the historic environment’. The funding initiative seeks to generate third party action to conserve heritage.
This report is the Executive’s Child Poverty Annual Report 2020-21 – a report to the Assembly as required by Article 12(7) of the Life Chances Act 2010.
The Department’s review of the Affordable Warmth Scheme has identified proposals for change which have the potential to increase access to grants and make the process more streamlined and these proposals were then subject to a public consultation.
The COVID-19 Heating Payment Scheme will provide individuals who are in receipt of specified benefits with financial assistance in recognition of the additional costs arising as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This document provides a summary of the range of initiatives and interventions the Department for Communities provided in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
This publication brings together key statistics on the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
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.
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 Benefits Statistics Summary is released quarterly in the last week of February, May, August and November.
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.