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Social Security

Response to DSD call for evidence on Support for Mortgage Interest

Law Centre (NI) is pleased to respond to the Department for Social Development’s call for evidence on Support for Mortgage Interest. About Law Centre (NI) Law Centre (NI) is a public interest law non-governmental...

Benefits and tax credits rates 2012-13

We have updated our benefits and tax credits rates chart on the Law Centre's Encyclopedia of Rights.  The new rates apply from 6 April 2012.  When reading Encyclopedia of Rights notes, please refer to the chart where...

Training programme 2012-13

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Legal Support Project launched

Welfare reform and NI

Welfare reform conference broadcast live

NICVA and Law Centre (NI) are delighted to announce a major conference on welfare reform in Northern Ireland.  The conference is now fully booked but the event will be broadcast live from NICVA on Tuesday 6 March 2012...

Welfare reform conference

On Tuesday 6 March, the Law Centre and NICVA are hosting a conference on welfare reform.

Western Area volunteers wanted

The Law Centre is looking for two graduate volunteers to work in its Western Area Office, one to work with our social security adviser and one to work with our community care...

Also labelled: Community Care

Legal Support Project (LSP) volunteers

The Law Centre is launching its new

Also labelled: Employment

NICVA Law Centre joint conference on welfare reform

In light of the imminent changes and potential negative consequences for a substantial proportion of the citizens in Northern Ireland, NICVA, in conjunction with Law Centre (NI), will be hosting a welfare reform conference on

Benefits and right to reside for parents of schoolchildren

C211-12 (JSA) This A8 national* worked in Northern Ireland for almost two years with the same employer before he was made redundant in the economic downturn.  He had registered his employment but as...

Frontline 82 now online

With a special focus on addressing poverty, the winter edition of our magazine is now online....

Migrant workers rights

Also labelled: Immigration, Employment

Western area volunteers

The Law Centre is looking for two graduate volunteers to work in its Western Area Office, one to work with o

Also labelled: Community Care

New proposals on tribunal reform

The Law Centre has published two new reports on tribunal reform: Structural Tribunal Reform in...

Also labelled: Employment, Social Justice

New Housing Benefit rules empoverish thousands in Northern Ireland

Yesterday, 10 October 2011, the Assembly debated a motion supported by Law Centre (NI) to annul the Housing Benefit (Amendment No 2) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2011. The Regulations changed the definition of a 'young individual' for...

New National Minimum Wage rates

From 1 October 2011 the following National Minimum Wage rates apply: workers aged 21 and over: £6.08 aged 18 to 20: £4.98 aged 16 or 17 (...

Also labelled: Employment

Tax and benefits advice

Advice NI will be delivering a new, unique Tax and Benefits Advice Service which offers advice and support to members of the public...

Childcare and welfare reform

On 1 August, the Law Centre hosted a discussion on childcare in the context of the impending welfare reform...

Encyclopedia of Rights 2011-12

The Encyclopedia of Rights 2011/12 is now available from our website (

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