This paper explores the challenges facing vulnerable claimants; the current support provision from DfC and DWP; and recommendations to drive a more claimant-led safeguarding process, across all benefits.
Despite the recent extension to the furlough scheme, Advice NI is concerned that, sadly, many businesses may find themselves unable to continue trading, or may need to reduce their staffing levels: As a result, many employees may face a redundancy situation.
This paper discusses the concept of a mutual regional bank, an alternative to our current banking options which in their current form do not adequately offer the financial services that meet the needs of ordinary people or the real economy.
In light of public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Ireland’s president of Tribunals and The Appeals Service (TAS) have suspended all in-person oral tribunal hearings until further notice. Read the briefing paper from our policy team.
The Advice NI policy team has compiled a range of guidance notes and information to help you prepare your offices and centres for the safe return of staff, ensure safe workplace and working-from-home practices, and support staff after the lock down.
On 8th April 2019, Advice NI and NICVA facilitated a media morning to highlight the welfare reform mitigations cliff edge NI faces in one year
Finance Support is the unit responsible for managing the new social welfare financial support funds. Read the latest briefing paper from our policy team that covers the eligibility criteria and how to apply.
We’re heading towards a Welfare Reform Mitigations cliffedge and thousands of vulnerable people across Northern Ireland may be facing a substantial drop in income. Read the latest mitigations discussion paper by Professor Eileen Evason and our head of Policy, Kevin Higgins.
The [Work & Pensions] Committee has compiled evidence that shows that ending the benefits freeze a year early, [in 2019], would lift 200,000 people out of poverty. Read the latest briefing paper on the benefit freeze from our policy team.
January 2013: Child Benefit Changes
Welfare Reform Bill Newsletter - Issue 3
Welfare Reform Bill Newsletter - Issue 2
Welfare Reform Bill Newsletter - Issue 1
Official Report (Hansard) Welfare Reform Bill: Advice NI Briefing
Key Issues Coming to the Fore from the Welfare Reform Proposals.
Couples with children - new working hours: rules for Working Tax Credit Update