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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...

Advice NI warning for workers claiming Universal Credit at Christmas

16 December 2019 - 11:34


Employees who are paid early at Christmas may be affected by a flaw in the Universal Credit (UC) system whereby claimants may be treated as receiving...

Free Universal Credit sessions

10 December 2019 - 13:52

We're offering free, half-day training sessions on Universal Credit for groups of 10 or more.

Free Tribunal Representation in Lisburn & Castlereagh

09 December 2019 - 16:23

Advice NI are now offering tribunal representation for those living in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Area.

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...

Welfare Reform and Universal Credit for Farmers

27 March 2019 - 13:01


Universal Credit (UC) has now rolled out across Northern Ireland. Anyone entitled to financial assistance for the first time will receive UC instead of...

A Message from Bob Stronge, Advice NI CEO

27 March 2019 - 11:00


The first three months of 2019 have seen a huge amount of change for Advice NI and the rest of the year looks set for much more to come.

Universal Credit Managed Migration

22 November 2018 - 14:03


The Welfare Reform Group has made a number of recommendations designed to better protect social security claimants who are moving to Universal Credit.

Advice NI blue print for improving Universal Credit as fears grow about rollout in NI

07 August 2018 - 15:17


Advice NI publish a comprehensive policy paper aimed at improving various fundamental problems affecting Universal Credit claimants...

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