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The Department for Communities (DfC) is investing £10.6 m in the Capital Covid-19 Recovery Revitalisation Scheme which is being used in larger town and city centres.  In addition, £5m is being provided by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to develop Blue

Published 27 July 2020Guidance literature

The Department for Communities developed the Access and Inclusion programme in 2018/19 with the aim of providing funding targeted at improving accessibility to arts and cultural venues across Northern Ireland for people with disabilities.

Published 21 July 2020Legislation and regulations

The Memorandum of Reciprocal Arrangements between Great Britain and NI maintains and updates the existing policy of providing a single system of social security across the United Kingdom.

Published 15 July 2020Legislation and regulations

COVID-19 restrictions have impacted on every thread of society here and adhering to them has had serious implications for the sport, recreation and leisure sectors.

Published 10 July 2020Guidance literature

These Regulatory Impact Assessments focus on the three main measures in the Pension Schemes Bill:

Published 02 July 2020Impact assessments

Universal Credit discretionary waivers.

Published 02 July 2020FOI/EIR responses

Irish and Ulster Scots languages spend.

Published 02 July 2020FOI/EIR responses

Review of Councillor pay and code of conduct.

Published 02 July 2020FOI/EIR responses

Regional Programme board meetings and briefing.

Published 02 July 2020FOI/EIR responses

The below document and the guidance within it have been updated as of 26 August 2020 to reflect announcements from the Northern Ireland Executive on shielding for extremely vulnerable people and face coverings.  

Published 29 June 2020Guidance literature

The food parcel initiative emerged in response to the COVID-19 emergency to ensure those who were shielding or vulnerable had access to food during the pandemic. The service is due to end on 26 June for those not shielding.

Published 25 June 2020Guidance literature

The Funeral Expenses Payment scheme provides help towards the cost of a simple funeral.

Published 22 June 2020Legislation and regulations

The Local Government Circular 21/2016 is designed to assist councils to meet the Performance Improvement requirements set out in Part 12 of the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 2014.

Published 22 June 2020Circulars

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.

Published 19 June 2020Financial plans and reports

This guide is designed to support organisations in the culture and heritage sector take appropriate measures to ensure the safety of everyone during the phased reopening. This guidance is aimed at culture and heritage venues which are open to the public.

Published 19 June 2020Guidance literature

Covid-19 guidance for social housing landlords and tenants

The Department produced a guidance document to support tenants and landlords in the social housing rented sector during the Covid-19 outbreak.  The guidance includes what to do if you/your tenant is struggling with paying rent, health and saf

Published 17 June 2020Guidance 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 17 June 2020Circulars

The Electronic Communications Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 enables the Department to authorise the use of electronic communications for any purpose where it considers that the authorisation is such that the extent (if any) to which records of things done for that purpose will b

Published 17 June 2020Legislation and regulations

This EQIA focuses on the key proposals in the proposed Bill, which are:

Published 16 June 2020Impact assessments

The implementation of the Coronavirus Act 2020 Schedule 27 provided for the hearing of tribunal matters in Northern Ireland using live links.

Published 15 June 2020Legislation and regulations

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