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Benefits Statistics Summary Publication (National Statistics) - February 2023

The Benefits Statistics Summary is released quarterly in the last week of February, May, August and November.

Published 31 May 2023Statistical reports

Universal Credit Statistics - February 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 31 May 2023Statistical reports

Sure Start Maternity Grants (SSMG) help with costs of a new baby, usually payable only when there are no other children aged under 16 in the household.

Published 31 May 2023Legislation and regulations

Personal Independence Payment Statistics - February 2023

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:

Published 31 May 2023Statistical reports

Benefit Cap Statistics - February 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 31 May 2023Statistical reports

Vacancies: Statistical Bulletin 2022/23 Financial Year

This Statistical Bulletin, which is published once a year (along with three Statistical Factsheets), presents key information on employment vacancies which have been notified to the Department for Communities (DfC).

Published 31 May 2023Statistical reports

These Regulations will temporarily increase the Winter Fuel Payment lump sum by £300 for winter 2023/24.

Published 30 May 2023Legislation and regulations

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) are an important part of the private rented sector and can provide affordable housing for some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in society, or those on low incomes, students and migrant workers.

Published 26 May 2023Guidance literature

Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin January - March 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 25 May 2023Statistical reports

These financial statements relate to the Charitable Donations & Bequests Accounts detailing receipts and payments for the financial year 2021.

Published 22 May 2023Corporate reports

Regulation 2 would amend regulation 29(5) of the Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 to correct an oversight in the re-drafting of the earlier amendment which left an unintended consequence, whereby a claimant who has been determined to have Limited Capability

Published 19 May 2023Legislation and regulations

Urgent legislation is required to ensure that certain cohorts of people coming here from Sudan as a result of the rapid escalation of violence in Khartoum and across Sudan are exempt from the habitual residence test (HRT) and the past presence test (PPT) to facilitate entitlem

Published 18 May 2023Legislation and regulations

The fact sheet provides a quarterly overview of the performance and composition of the Fund for the three months ending 31 March 2023.

Published 17 May 2023Financial plans and reports

On 1 April 2023 Sections 1-6 of the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) came into operation.

The introduction of this new legislation provides greater protections for those living in the Private Rented Sector.

Published 16 May 2023Guidance literature

The Department for Communities invites expressions of interest from organisations with the appropriate skills to operate a Tenancy Deposit Scheme.

Published 12 May 2023Guidance literature

This whole life carbon guidance provides a background in helping to understand what carbon means. Existing buildings may be an important source of embodied carbon.

Published 10 May 2023Guidance literature

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.

Published 03 May 2023Circulars

These regulations amend the current regulations to take account of the changes required to the existing form of licence, as a result of provisions within the 2021 Act.

Published 03 May 2023Legislation and regulations

The primary purpose of Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) is to protect owner-occupiers receiving an income-related benefit from the threat of repossession. In April 2018, SMI changed from a benefit to an interest bearing loan.

Published 03 May 2023Legislation and regulations

The proposed Statutory Rule make amendments to the requirements relating to the administration and governance of occupational pension schemes.

Published 28 April 2023Legislation and regulations

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