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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 05 November 2021Legislation and regulations

Guidance on capping early exit charges for trustees and managers of occupational pension schemes, and service providers. This guidance is effective from 1 October 2021.

Published 04 November 2021Impact assessments

Guidance for trustees of relevant occupational defined contribution pension schemes. This guidance is effective from 1 October 2021.

Published 04 November 2021Impact assessments

This guidance for occupational pension scheme trustees and managers provides information on disclosure and administration regulations. This guidance is effective from 1 October 2021.

Published 04 November 2021Impact assessments

Housing for older people design standards (draft proposals)

Published 01 November 2021Guidance 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 01 November 2021Circulars

Vacancies: Statistical Factsheet October 2021

This Statistical Fact Sheet, 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 27 October 2021Statistical reports

The Child Maintenance Annexes provide information relating to client contact, court proceedings, notifications and understanding employed and self-employed earners.

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

The Child Maintenance Evidence and Decision Making volume provides information relating to evidence to use for decision making, income, variations, other factors affecting the calculation and collection and enforcement.

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

The Child Maintenance Northern Ireland Rules volume looks at legal enforcement, liability orders, order appointing receivers and garnishee orders, order charging land, order for delivery of possession of land, seizure order and sanctions.

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

The Child Maintenance Collection and Enforcement volume looks at unlikely to pay, direct non-scheme payments, payment allocation, arrears collection, write off, debt steer, enforcement and collection of 1993/2003 schemes debt, deduction from earnings orders/requests, deduction

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

The Child Maintenance Information Gathering volume looks at applications, information gathering, last known or notified address, using a credit reference agency, disclosure and verification of death.

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

The Child Maintenance Calculations volume looks at the maintenance calculation and different elements of the calculation such as historic, employed or self-employed income and Universal Credit.

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

This guidance is for Department for Communities decision makers on child maintenance.

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

The Child Maintenance Variations volume provides a variations overview and information on variations to the maintenance calculation in relation to contact costs, illness or disability of a relevant other child, prior debts, boarding school fees, certain payments, unearned inco

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

The Child Maintenance Review and Appeals volume looks at revisions, supersessions, income reviews, parentage disputes, correction of decisions, mandatory reconsiderations and appeals.

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

The Basic Principals volume looks at the duty to maintain, welfare of the child, meaning of certain terms, service types, methods of payment, charging fees, relevant other child, child of the family or child abroad, other children supported under a family based arrangement, sh

Published 27 October 2021Guidance literature

MAG is here to support communities, developers, local authorities and government to create high quality buildings and places that promote well-being, sustainable futures and the economy in Northern Ireland. The How MAG can Help guide provides an overview of this support.

Published 26 October 2021Guidance literature

“Our Lockdown World” survey was conducted from 31 March 2021 to 2 June 2021 as a follow-up to MAG’s ‘Our Changing World’ survey, which ran from 13 May 2020 to 1 June 2020.

Published 26 October 2021Statistical reports

Annual Reports for the 15 Neighbourhood Renewal Areas in Belfast documenting the progress made against Neighbourhood Renewal objectives in 2019/20.

Published 25 October 2021Independent reports

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