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This corporate identity guide offers guidance on how to use the Department for Communities identity through colours, logos and formatting.

Published 19 July 2019Guidance literature

Volume 10 of the Decision Makers Guide contains reference chapters for decision makers and professional advisers on the interpretation of legislation relating to Incapacity Benefit, Disablement Allowance, Widow’s Benefit, Carer’s Allow

Published 17 July 2019Guidance literature

Principles of Decision Making and Evidence | Claims | Revision | Supersession, Suspension and Termination | Appeals | Staying

Published 16 July 2019Guidance literature

Conditions of Entitlement | Assessment for PIP | Hospitals, Similar Institutions & Care Homes | Payability Exceptions | Transitional Provisions | Good Reason

Published 16 July 2019Guidance literature

This guidance is for all healthcare professionals who complete medical (factual) reports for the Department for Communities (DfC) or their Assessment Providers.

Published 10 July 2019Guidance literature

Volume 4 of the Decision Makers Guide contains reference chapters for decision makers and professional advisers on the interpretation of legislation relating to Income Support and Jobseeker’s Allowance.
 

Published 08 July 2019Guidance literature

Equalising pensions for the effect of unequal Guaranteed Minimum Pensions.

Guidance to assist occupational pension schemes on the use of the Guaranteed Minimum Pensions (GMP) conversion legislation.

Published 08 July 2019Guidance literature

Terms and Conditions for the payment of Civil Contingencies Grant 2019/20 (Q1 2019/20)

Published 05 July 2019Circulars

DfC Business Plan 2019/20

This draft Business Plan has been prepared for consideration and
approval by an incoming Minister. Pending the appointment of a Minister,
the Department is working towards delivery of the programmes, objectives

Published 04 July 2019Business plans

This Policy Statement details the responsibilities regarding the prevention of fraud, bribery or serious irregularity within the Department and non-departmental Public Bodies.

Published 04 July 2019Policy papers

The Department has prepared this Fraud Response Plan to act as a procedural guide and provide a checklist of the required actions, which must be followed, in the event of a suspicion of fraud, either actual or attempted.

Published 04 July 2019Corporate reports

The Department has prepared guidance to provide arrangements through which a member of the public can raise concerns about the proper conduct of public business by the Department or its sponsored bodies.

Published 04 July 2019Guidance literature

Please find the T:BUC Housing for All brand guidance and templates below;

Published 04 July 2019Guidance literature

An amendment has been made to the Housing Association Guide - Development Guide

Published 03 July 2019Guidance literature

Households below Average Income Northern Ireland 2017/18

The households below average income report for Northern Ireland 2017-18 was released on 2 July 2019.

Published 02 July 2019Statistical reports

The rights and status of EEA nationals and their family members living in the UK before the UK leaves the EU will remain the same as now.

Published 27 June 2019Correspondence

This screening deals with the revised definition of affordable housing.

Published 27 June 2019Legislation and regulations

The Motorsport Taskforce was established by the Minister for Communities, Paul Givan MLA, in January 2017 with the appointment of Ian Paisley, MP as the Chair.

Published 27 June 2019Corporate reports

Universal Credit Statistics - March 2019

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 26 June 2019Statistical reports

This screening deals with Regulations which introduce the power to deduct child maintenance from a range of benefits.  It also gives further powers to collect information from mortgage lenders and occupational pension providers for the purpos

Published 26 June 2019Legislation and regulations

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