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The CMP is a work-focused rehabilitation programme aimed at improving the employability of Department for Communities (DfC) customers on incapacity-related benefits, predominately those in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Income Su
This Statutory Rule is a technical Order giving effect to a statutory requirement to specify the percentage that will be used to revalue the “protected payment” element of a new State pension for persons who reach State Pension age on or after 13 April 2021
This Statutory Rule allows for the revaluation of new State Pension scheme pension credits and debits that arise when a Pension Sharing Order is made by the courts where divorce proceedings commence from 6 April 2016.
A short guide addressing common misinformation about listed buildings and includes answers to frequently asked questions about their protection. The guide aims to contribute to a better understanding and appreciation of built heritage in Northern Ireland.
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 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.
Statistics on experience of heritage: findings from the 2019/20 Continuous Household Survey.
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”.