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The aim of the research was to obtain a deeper understanding of the relationship between poverty and attendance at museums.

Published 05 December 2013Research and analysis

The aim of the research was to obtain a deeper understanding of the relationship between poverty and the arts.

Published 24 October 2013Research and analysis

The aim of the research was to obtain a deeper understanding of the relationship between poverty and sport.

Published 29 August 2013Research and analysis

The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) was introduced to determine eligibility for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), providing a functional assessment of any individual. Five Independent Reviews of the WCA, have provided a number of recommendations to the Department.

Published 20 July 2015Independent reports

The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) was introduced to determine eligibility for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), providing a functional assessment of any individual.

Published 20 July 2015Independent reports

The Project Assessment Review was commissioned by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) to examine the Department’s Stadia Programme.

Published 07 August 2015Corporate reports

This document constitutes the agreed financial systems and controls assessment of voluntary and community organisations (FSCA) policy for Northern Ireland departments, executive agencies, non departmental public bodies and other arms length bodies.

Published 02 June 2015Policy papers

This guide gives detailed information about the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) element of claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). It is aimed mainly at professionals and contractors, but can also be useful for claimant customers.

Published 20 July 2015Guidance literature

This paper sets out the policy position of the Department for Communities, the Department of Health and the Department of Justice on the approach to strategic needs assessment within the Supporting People programme.  Its primary readership are the statutory partners invol

Published 10 January 2017Policy papers

The Regional Development Strategy 2035 (RDS) sets out regional guidance to “Conserve, protect, and where possible, enhance our built heritage and our natural environment”1 It recognises that Northern Ireland has a rich and diverse historic environment that contribu

Published 03 July 2018Guidance literature

This report has been completed in compliance with section 2 of the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2012 which provides that “The Department shall, within two years of the date on which this Act receives Royal Assent, lay a report before the Assembly on the impact of soci

Published 20 July 2015Corporate reports

Personal Independence Payment is a new benefit replacing Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16 to 64 years.

Published 24 October 2019Guidance literature

The Department for Communities commissioned Walter Rader to undertake an independent review on how the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment is working in Northern Ireland.

Published 20 November 2018Independent reports

This Regulatory Impact Assessment sets out the policy objectives of the review of the automatic enrolment earnings trigger and qualifying earnings band for the 2017/18 year and the impact on, for example, individuals, employers and the pensions industry.

Published 21 March 2017Impact assessments

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of amendments to existing Regulations governing compensation payable from the Pension Protection Fund, and the investment principles and disclosure requirements for occupational pension schemes.

Published 13 September 2018Impact assessments

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of changing the current automatic enrolment duties trigger date for post-staging employers to safeguard the operation of the automatic enrolment compliance regime and provide greater certainty to employers over when their

Published 21 March 2017Impact assessments

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of providing for a new requirement for schemes to send members with ‘safeguarded-flexible’ benefits information about the guarantees those benefits offer, before they proceed to transfer, convert or flexibly ac

Published 13 March 2018Impact assessments

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of amending existing Regulations to provide for a deferred debt arrangement to enable an employer in certain multi-employer occupational pension schemes to defer the requirement to pay an employer debt on ceasing to employ

Published 14 March 2018Impact assessments

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of providing for a new requirement for trustees or managers of money purchase schemes that are occupational pension schemes to publish scheme transaction costs and administration charges, and to provide information to memb

Published 20 March 2018Impact assessments

This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers the impact of simplifying the conditions which must be satisfied for trustees or managers of pension schemes, or other parties who hold the right, to transfer groups of certain pension scheme members from one scheme to another withou

Published 21 March 2018Impact assessments

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