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Article 29 (1) of the Local Government (NI) Order 2005 confers powers on district councils in relation to emergencies.
Brief Description: Access to Work (NI) aims to assist people with disabilities who are either in paid employment or who have been offered a job but need assistance in place to take up the offer.
The Northern Ireland Homelessness bulletin is a biannual publication which contains information on a range of areas relating to homelessness.
This report is the Executive’s Child Poverty Annual Report 2019-20 – a report to the Assembly as required by Article 12(7) of the Life Chances Act 2010.
This publication brings together key statistics on the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act (NI) 2020 (The Act) was enacted on 5 May and imposed on landlords the requirement to provide tenants with a 12 weeks’ Notice To Quit (NTQ) period.
Discretionary Support is administered by the Department for Communities (the Department). The Welfare Reform (Northern Ireland) Order 2015 makes provision for the Department to make payments by way of grant or loan to prescribed persons.
The households below average income report for Northern Ireland 2018-19 was released on 3 September 2020.
The fact sheet provides a quarterly overview of the performance and composition of the Fund for the three months ending 30 June 2020.
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.
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.
The Department for Communities invites applications for the appointment of a Member to the Board of USEL.
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.
The Steps 2 Success (S2S) Statistical Bulletin provides key statistical information for the Steps 2 Success programme.
The Benefits Statistics Summary is released quarterly in the last week of February, May, August and November.
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.
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.
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 NI Heritage Statistics document was recorded on 31 March 2019 and sets out how Northern Ireland’s historic environment contributes to our prosperity, progress and personality. It demonstrates, with reference to case studies, that our heritage has a wide, positi
As part of the Department’s work to implement Fresh Start policy the DfC Fresh Start team is working with four sporting partners - the Irish FA, Ulster Rugby, GAA and Belfast Giants, to develop a pilot programme which aims to use the universal appeal of sport to provide