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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

Published 08 December 2020Legislation and regulations

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

Published 08 December 2020Legislation and regulations

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.

Published 08 December 2020Legislation and regulations

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.

 

Published 30 November 2020Guidance literature

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.

Published 27 November 2020Financial plans and reports

Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin July - September 2020

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.

Published 26 November 2020Statistical reports

Experience of heritage by adults in Northern Ireland 2019/20

Statistics on experience of heritage: findings from the 2019/20 Continuous Household Survey.

Published 26 November 2020Statistical reports

Knowledge and use of Irish and Ulster-Scots in Northern Ireland 2019/20

Statistics on knowledge and use of Irish and Ulster-Scots: findings from the 2019/20 Continuous Household Survey.

Published 26 November 2020Statistical reports

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.

Published 26 November 2020Legislation and regulations

Benefits Statistics Summary Publication (National Statistics) - August 2020

The Benefits Statistics Summary is released quarterly in the last week of February, May, August and November.

Published 25 November 2020Statistical reports

Universal Credit Statistics - August 2020

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 25 November 2020Statistical reports

Benefit Cap Statistics - August 2020

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.

Published 25 November 2020Statistical reports

Personal Independence Payment Statistics - August 2020

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:

Published 25 November 2020Statistical reports

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.

Published 24 November 2020Guidance literature

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.

Published 19 November 2020Legislation and regulations

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.

Published 16 November 2020Guidance literature

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.

Published 16 November 2020Legislation and regulations

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 12 November 2020Circulars

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

Published 11 November 2020Legislation and regulations

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”.

Published 10 November 2020Legislation and regulations

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