The Advice NI policy team identify trends in social issues that we and our members raise, mostly related to Social Security benefits.
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We achieve this through a variety of methods, including responding to consultations, writing policy briefs and reports, and outlining specific concerns with government officials.
As Head of Policy, Kevin Higgins was part of the NI Welfare Reform Mitigations Group, which secured £500 million of support for claimants in Northern Ireland who are impacted by the effects of Welfare Reform.