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Advice NI produces reports, consultation responses, briefing papers and fact sheets on issues impacting our members and those seeking advice, ultimately shaping our work.
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Concerns about digital social security appeal hearings

03 July 2020

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.

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Post-COVID Guidelines for the Advice Sector: Benching-marking against other sectors

23 June 2020

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.

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Universal Credit and Redundancy Payments

03 June 2020
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The independent advice network: Planning and Preparing for a No Deal Brexit

02 October 2019
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Welfare Reform Mitigations: Less Than 1 Year to Cliff Edge

23 September 2019

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

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Finance Support Briefing Paper

12 September 2019

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.

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Welfare Reform Mitigations

12 September 2019

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.

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Benefit Freeze

12 September 2019

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.

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Advice NI Child Benefit changes factsheet Jan 2013

01 January 2013 January 2013: Child Benefit Changes
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Welfare Reform Bill Newsletter 3rd of December 2012

01 December 2012 Welfare Reform Bill Newsletter - Issue 3
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Welfare Reform Newsletter Tuesday 13th of November

13 November 2012 Welfare Reform Bill Newsletter - Issue 2
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October - Welfare Reform Newsletter

29 October 2012 Welfare Reform Bill Newsletter - Issue 1
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Advice NI Social Development Committee evidence

23 October 2012 Official Report  (Hansard) Welfare Reform Bill: Advice NI Briefing
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Advice NI Social Policy Briefing Paper Welfare Reform Sep 2012

01 September 2012 Welfare Reform
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2012 May Welfare Reform Update

01 May 2012 Key Issues Coming to the Fore from the Welfare Reform Proposals.
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Advice NI Social Policy Briefing Paper Mar 2012 Tax Credits doc

01 March 2012 Couples with children - new working hours: rules for Working Tax Credit Update
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ANI Social Policy Briefing Paper Tax Credits

01 February 2012 Couples with children - new working hours: rules for Working Tax Credit
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Advice NI Social Policy Briefing Paper Sept 11 ESA

01 September 2011 Welfare Reform Bill - ESA Proposals
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Social Policy BP Summer 2011 Cheques

01 July 2011 The Future of Cheques?
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Advice NI SMI Briefing Paper September 2010

01 September 2010 Advice NI response to Support Mortgage Interest Scheme
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Advice NI Social Policy Briefing - Welfare Reform April 2007

01 April 2007 Welfare Reform: Challenges, Choices and International Insight
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Advice NI Briefing Paper on DSD Strategy

01 February 2006 Advice NI Briefing Paper on the DSD Advice & Information Strategy
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adviceni RatesReform Oct2004

01 October 2004 Reform of the Domestic Rating System in Northern Ireland
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adviceni_WaterReformOct2004

01 October 2004 Domestic Water Reform in Northern Ireland
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Financial Services Jul 04

07 July 2004 Financial Services and Markets Act: two year review: Changes to Secondary Legislation
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Targeting Grant Aid in Private Sector Housing 2003

01 October 2003 Targeting Grant Aid in Private Sector Housing: A Strategic Approach for Northern Ireland
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National Insurance principle May 03

01 May 2003 Increased National Insurance Contributions - The Contributory Principle:‘On the Agenda’ or ‘In the Firing-line’?
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National Insurance Principle Supplemental May 03

01 May 2003 Incapacity Benefit: Changes to forms and leaflets which have been shown to directly impact upon a claimant’s ability to qualify for benefit
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Centralised_Maternity_Hospital_for_Belfast_Jan03

01 January 2003 A New Centralised Maternity Hospital for Belfast
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Medical Assessments for Incapacity and Disability Benefits Jul 02

01 July 2002 Medical Assessments for Incapacity and Disability Benefits
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New Deal for Disabled People (NDDP) apr02

01 April 2002 New Deal for Disabled People (NDDP)
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Social Security Fraud Act (NI) 2001 jan02

01 January 2002 AIAC Paper on the Social Security Fraud Act (NI) 2001
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Northern Ireland Housing Executive Replacement Windows oct01

01 October 2001 Northern Ireland Housing Executive Replacement Windows
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Impact of welfare reform and modernisation june01

01 June 2001 Impact of Welfare Reform and Modernisation: Private sector involvement in the services provided by the Social Security Agency
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Data matching information across government departments

01 June 2001 Impact of Welfare Reform and Modernisation: Data matching information across government departments
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