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These regulatory impact assessments are a critical examination of the effects of welfare changes.
Equality Impact Assessments (EQIA) carried out on the proposals within the Northern Ireland Welfare Reform Bill 2011 to assess whether policy proposals would have a differential impact and in particular, an adverse differential impact on the categories of persons listed in sec
A rapid evidence assessment (REA) was carried out to assess the impact of arts learning programmes on marginalised groups and families.
Many of the 2014 Budget reforms that introduced pensions flexibilities required substantive changes to tax legislation which come into effect from 6 April 2015.
A rapid evidence assessment (REA) was carried out to assess the impact of museum learning programmes on marginalised groups and families.
These Regulatory Impact Assessments focus on the three main measures in the Pension Schemes Bill:
The Government introduced the Pension Schemes Bill to Parliament in June 2014.
This impact assessment covers the effects of regulations imposed on the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2012.
The reforms to the State Pension system are intended to provide a better foundation for saving and ensure the system is sustainable for future generations. The proposals build on reforms introduced by the 2012 Act and the 2008 Act.
The Government introduced the Pensions Bill to Parliament on 9 May 2013. The reforms to the State pension system are intended to provide a better foundation for saving and ensure the system is sustainable for future generations.
This EQIA focuses on the key proposals in the proposed Bill, which are:
This impact assessment considers the effect on schemes of removing the transitional provisions in regulation 14 of the Occupational Pension Schemes (Investment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 ('the Investment Regulations').
Following the 2014 Budget, this Regulatory Impact Assessment details the summary intervention and options in respect of disclosure requirements for trust-based pension schemes, including signposting to guidance for both scheme managers and members.
This impact assessment considers three private pensions policy areas: consolidation of the disclosure of information regulations; a review of Statutory Money Purchase Illustrations (SMPIs); and extending the current provisions which allow private pension schemes to communicate
This Impact Assessment considers two changes to the way employer debt is treated in the context of a company restructuring.
This Regulatory Impact Assessment considers changes to the requirements relating to the disclosure of information by occupational, personal and stakeholder pension schemes.
These Regulations amend a number of sets of existing Regulations relating to the administration and governance of occupational pension schemes. The aim is to ensure that occupational defined contribution pension scheme members benefit from efficient and operationally res
This document outlines the Northern Ireland specific impacts of the Summer Budget 2015 policies for benefit claimants in Northern Ireland (including Tax Credit claimants).
This study aims to investigate the link between participation in sport and the self reported levels of emotional wellness among individuals, within Northern Ireland.
The aim of the research was to obtain a deeper understanding of the relationship between poverty and attendance at libraries.