Advice NI conference heard from Neil Couling who was appointed Director General for the Universal Credit programme in GB in 2014, amid fears about the impact of the new benefit on low income households in Northern Ireland.
Advice NI states that there is a fundamental flaw which will inflict further damage in terms of public confidence in the Universal Credit system.
Social security claimants urged to seek independent advice to help end welfare reform appeal nightmare.
This “Understanding, Avoiding & Challenging Sanctions” Guide is designed to assist frontline generalist advisers in their work in supporting benefit claimants who are at risk of being sanctioned or who have been sanctioned.
Backing the “Keep Me Posted” campaign, Kevin Higgins, Head of Policy at Advice NI joined Judith Donovan CBE from Keep Me Posted to discuss the crucial need for continued paper-based correspondence for Universal Credit claimants.
The Advice NI Welfare Reform and Support Project (WRSP) continues to deliver Specialist and Targeted advice to help ensure that there an extra layer of assistance to clients who may be deemed more vulnerable due to their circumstances or disabilities.
Bob Stronge, Advice NI Chief Executive, ponders the future in context of welfare reform cliff edge from March 2020.
To mark the achievements of our Theory of Change project that was funded by the Department for Communities we held an event at the Skainos Centre in Belfast on July 3rd 2019.
Read the latest briefing paper on the benefit freeze from our policy team.
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 assist those who have suffered from the harshest effects of austerity over the last decade.