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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.
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.
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 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.
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).
These Regulations will temporarily increase the Winter Fuel Payment lump sum by £300 for winter 2023/24.
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.
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.
These financial statements relate to the Charitable Donations & Bequests Accounts detailing receipts and payments for the financial year 2021.
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
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
The fact sheet provides a quarterly overview of the performance and composition of the Fund for the three months ending 31 March 2023.
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.
The Department for Communities invites expressions of interest from organisations with the appropriate skills to operate a Tenancy Deposit Scheme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The proposed Statutory Rule make amendments to the requirements relating to the administration and governance of occupational pension schemes.