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Advice NI: proposed Department for Communities Budget 2021-22 allocation ‘a bombshell’

02 February 2021 - 12:45

Advice NI urges everyone to respond to DfC consultation on proposed £1.5m reduction in funding to the independent advice sector, which will mean 45 job losses...

Worst Blue Monday on Record: Advice NI

15 January 2021 - 16:17

Advice NI Urges Businesses and Individuals to Seek Free Debt Advice

Leading Advice Charity launches a Covid19 safe mobile advice van on 25th Anniversary

17 December 2020 - 13:26

Advice NI the leading advice charity are celebrating their 25th year operating with a difference this year.  They are delighted to announce they have launched...

Surge in Demand for Independent Advice amid Covid19 fallout

03 December 2020 - 16:30

Over ½ million issues dealt with in last year by the Independent Advice Network. Social Security issues continue to dominate workload as a spike in employment...

Advice NI fears Universal Credit chaos leading up to Christmas

09 October 2020 - 12:30

Despite the Government announcement on Friday about a different Job Support Scheme to follow the current furlough scheme, we in Advice NI remain concerned that...

Advice NI urge people advised to ‘shield’ due to the pandemic to take action now to avoid missing out

27 July 2020 - 16:18

Almost 100,000 people with underlying diseases or health conditions received a ‘shielding’ letter advising that the safest course of action was to stay at home...

Advice NI flag concerns about digital social security appeal hearings amid concerns about an appeal backlog

22 June 2020 - 15:04

In light of public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Northern Ireland’s president of Tribunals and The Appeals Service (TAS) have...

Food Parcel Service to be extended for those medically shielding

17 June 2020 - 16:35

More than 150,000 food boxes have been delivered to those most in need since the Department for Communities launched its COVID-19 Food Parcel Service in April.

Advice NI produce ‘Universal Credit & redundancy payments’ briefing paper: fears grow about job loss spike in NI as ‘furlough’ scheme winds down

02 June 2020 - 08:19

It has been estimated that approximately 200,000 local workers in NI are on the Government's job retention (furlough) scheme, which covers 80% of wages up to £...

'Serious systemic failures affecting sick and disabled people claiming Universal Credit’

09 March 2020 - 12:39

Advice NI, the independent advice charity, has identified serious systemic failures affecting Universal Credit claimants, in particular Employment...

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