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Personal Independence Payment Statistics - August 2023

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) was introduced in Northern Ireland in June 2016, and replaced Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people aged between 16 and 64 years old. PIP and DLA cannot be claimed at the same time.

Published 29 November 2023Statistical reports

Universal Credit Statistics - August 2023

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.

Published 29 November 2023Statistical reports

Benefit Cap Statistics - August 2023

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 29 November 2023Statistical reports

The Local Government Circular 23/2023 provides a set of consolidated guidance on councillor allowances.

Published 28 November 2023Circulars

Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin July - September 2023

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 23 November 2023Statistical reports

Experience of culture, arts and heritage by young people in Northern Ireland 2022

Statistics on engagement in culture, arts and heritage by young people from Northern Ireland: findings from the 2022 Young Persons' Behaviour and Attitudes Survey.

Published 16 November 2023Statistical reports

These Regulations are purely technical in nature and will make a minor amendment to the Social Fund Maternity and Funeral Expenses Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005.

Published 16 November 2023Legislation and regulations

These Regulations will allow the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) to write off low amounts of child maintenance arrears where it appears that it would be impractical and not cost effective to enforce liability in respect of those arrears.

Published 16 November 2023Legislation and regulations

The Department for Communities Voluntary and Community Division (VCD) has established a formal change programme aimed at improving how the Department ‘incentivises, supports and enhances community empowerment through an innovative and sustainable voluntary and community

Published 15 November 2023Legislation and regulations

This Statutory Rule introduces permanent changes to the legislation regarding the third-party deduction (TPD) scheme process for requesting deductions from benefit for ongoing consumption payments.

Published 15 November 2023Legislation and regulations

Discretionary Support is administered by the Department for Communities (the Department). The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 makes provision for the Department to make payments by way of grant or loan to prescribed persons.

Published 14 November 2023Corporate reports

The fact sheet provides a quarterly overview of the performance and composition of the Fund for the three months ending 30 September 2023.

Published 14 November 2023Financial plans and reports

Urgent legislation is required to ensure that certain cohorts of people coming here from Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem, the Golan Heights or Lebanon as a result of the Hamas attack in Israel on 7 October 2023 or the violence which rapidly escalated in t

Published 09 November 2023Legislation and regulations

Section 34(1) of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 requires that the Department prepare an annual report of its proceedings under that Act and the Charities (Northern Ireland) Order 1987. 

Published 08 November 2023Financial plans and reports

Section 34(1) of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 requires that the Department prepare an annual report of its proceedings under that Act and the Charities (Northern Ireland) Order 1987. 

Published 08 November 2023Financial plans and reports

Section 34(1) of the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 1964 requires that the Department prepare an annual report of its proceedings under that Act and the Charities (Northern Ireland) Order 1987. 

Published 08 November 2023Financial plans and reports

Area Profiles Reports for the 15 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas 2022. These Area Profiles provide statistical data which underpins the 2017 Multiple Deprivation Measures for each area. They provide a statistical evidence baseline in terms of the seven domains of deprivation.

Published 02 November 2023Statistical reports

Area Profiles Reports for the 6 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas 2022. These Area Profiles provide statistical data which underpins the 2017 Multiple Deprivation Measures for each area. They provide a statistical evidence baseline in terms of the seven domains of deprivation.

Published 02 November 2023Statistical reports

Area Profiles Reports for the 15 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas 2022. These Area Profiles provide statistical data which underpins the 2017 Multiple Deprivation Measures for each area. They provide a statistical evidence baseline in terms of the seven domains of deprivation.

Published 02 November 2023Statistical reports

Vacancies: Statistical Factsheet November 2023

This Statistical factsheet, which is published three times a year (along with a more detailed annual bulletin), presents key information on employment vacancies which have been notified to the Department for Communities (DfC).

Published 01 November 2023Statistical reports

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