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In line with commitments made under ‘New Decade, New Approach’, the Executive has agreed to the development of a suite of Social Inclusion Strategies: Anti-Poverty; Disability; Gender Equality and Sexual Orientation.
The Minister for the Department for Communities invites applications for the appointment of three Members to the Board of Sport Northern Ireland.
District rates as struck by each district council for the forthcoming 2021/22 financial year.
This circular is to advise of a change in the designation of the Local Government Auditor under Article 4 of the amended Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 2005
Social security benefits,pensions and lump sum payments in Northern Ireland (NI) are generally maintained in parity with Great Britain (GB).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act (NI) 2020 (The Act) was enacted on 5 May and imposed on landlords the requirement to provide tenants with a 12 weeks’ Notice To Quit (NTQ) period.
The Pensions Act 2004 set up the Pension Protection Fund, on a UK-wide basis, to provide compensation for members of eligible occupational pension schemes, where the sponsoring employer is insolvent and the scheme has insufficient assets to pay benefits at Fund compensation le
This short publication is intended to help listed building owners, custodians and the general public understand the term ‘de-listing’.
This policy is technical in nature introducing an IT system which aims to enhance the Carer’s Allowance application and administration process providing a more streamlined and efficient service for customers.
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.
Fees for Entertainment Licences Determination
The Department wishes to introduce regulations to ensure that a claimant migrating to UC by either natural migration or managed migration does not receive both Elements at the same time.
Annual Reports for the 15 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas in Belfast documenting the progress made against Neighbourhood Renewal objectives in 2018/19.
Annual Reports for the 6 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas in the North West documenting the progress made against Neighbourhood Renewal objectives in 2018/19.