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Statistics on knowledge and use of Irish and Ulster-Scots: findings from the 2019/20 Continuous Household Survey.
When a person changes jobs they also leave their employer’s pension scheme. An employee can ask to have their pension rights transferred to the new scheme.
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.
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.
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:
Our historic environment provides authentic and attractive places which increase our pride, character and identity, lead to improved wellbeing and community engagement, and to prosperity through tourism, investment, skills, regeneration and creativity.
The Active Ageing Strategy 2016-2021’s vision is one of Northern Ireland being an age friendly region in which people, as they get older, are valued and supported to live actively to their fullest potential; with their rights respected and their dignity protected.
The Communities Minister is making almost £35million of funding available to support the culture, language, arts and heritage sectors which have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a disability benefit for claimants of working age (16 to state pension age (SPa)). Claimants continue to receive PIP when they reach SPa so long as they continue to meet the entitlement conditions.
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.
As part of the Department’s work to implement Fresh Start policy the DfC Fresh Start team is working with Farset Youth & Community Development (Farset), to develop a pilot programme which aims to reduce antisocial behaviour, lawlessness and interfa
A financial assistance package is being developed for the sports sector with the aim of establishing a scheme to be administered by SportNI called the “COVID-19 Sports Sustainability Fund 2020”.
The policy is a Strategy to provide the overarching structure for the work of the Department for Communities (DfC) over the period 2020-2025. It sets out the DfC approach to meeting its purpose of ‘Supporting People, Building Communities and Shaping Places.’
The Department for Communities Strategy “Building Inclusive Communities 2020-2025” sets out how the Department will work across government, our Arm’s Length Bodies and with communities in delivering our common purpose of Supporting People, Building Communitie
Pension Credit is an income-related benefit which you can be eligible for even if you have a pension, savings or own your own home.
Statistics on participation in sport: findings from the 2019/20 Continuous Household Survey.
Statistics on participation in sport: findings from the 2019 Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitudes Survey
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).
As part of a move across government in Northern Ireland to respond to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the significant rise in unemployment, the Department for Communities (DfC) has created the Work Ready Employability Service (WRES) project.