Press Release

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...

3,200 people helped by Debt Action in its first few months

28 November 2019 - 11:44

Since it began in April, Debt Action, has helped 3,200 people deal with more than £32 million in debt.

NI on brink of ‘welfare mitigations’ disaster

07 November 2019 - 11:29

Expert warns of a looming crisis of child poverty, hunger and mass evictions caused by end of mitigations for bedroom tax and benefit cap.

Advice NI welcomes Joint Committee report on ‘Welfare Policy in NI’

09 September 2019 - 12:27

Reacting to the Joint Committee report, Advice NI today welcomed the conclusions and recommendations:

Advice NI slams Spending Review proposals as ‘inadequate’ and represent a ‘continuing attack on our poorest households’

04 September 2019 - 14:01

Reacting to the Spending Review announcement by the Chancellor, Advice NI, today warned that the spending plans for the coming year have done little to...
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