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Social Security

The cost of child poverty in NI: CPAG report

CPAG publishes cost of child poverty across Northern Ireland Local Authorities and...

Also labelled: Social Justice, Research

DSD calls for evidence on WCA

The Department for Social Development has commissioned Dr Paul Litchfield, a senior occupational physician, to undertake the fourth Independent Review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), as required by section 10 of the Welfare Reform Act...

Why advice matters

Advice critical to help people cope with welfare...

NIJAC seeks fee paid legal members for social security appeal tribunals

An opportunity to serve as fee paid legal member of the Appeal Tribunals who deal with social security decisions/appeals. Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission is seeking to recruit up to 30 fee paid legal members (solicitors or...

Also labelled: Social Justice

Significant decision on Child Benefit and right to reside

AS v Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (CB) NICom 15 (21 February 2013) - file number C1/10-11 (CB) In a case taken by the Law Centre on behalf of an EU8 national, Commissioner Mullan found that s...

Policy news March 2013

Read our March 2013 policy bulletin. With news on welfare reform, tribunal reform, asylum support, trafficking, employment disputes, community care and...

March eNews

Law Centre (NI) eNews March 2013: welfare reform, human trafficking, children's strategy, training courses, free session on Personal Independence Payment, immigration case...

Also labelled: Immigration

Listen to Les Allamby talk about Universal Credit on BBC Radio Ulster

Les Allamby talked about welfare reform and Universal Credit on BBC's On Your Behalf on Saturday 2 March. The broadcast is available until 9 March only on:

Law Centre echoes Social Development Committee’s concerns on welfare reform

The Law Centre has welcomed the Social Development Committee’s acknowledgement of significant concern about the impact of the Welfare Reform Bill on vulnerable people. The Bill will herald the biggest change to the social security system in a...

February 2013 e-news

The Law Centre's February...

New date for Law Centre training course

The Law Centre training course on

Ad Hoc Committee report on welfare reform

Last month, the Law Centre gave evidence to the Assembly's Ad Hoc Committee on welfare reform. The Committee has now reported to the Assembly. The Committee has concluded by majority vote that there were no specific human rights or equality...

Frontline 86 now available

With features on welfare reform, employment and unemployment matters,...

Law Centre (NI) policy news

Follow the progress of our policy work in welfare reform, the future of adult care, capacity legislation, trafficking, alternative dispute resolution, tribunal reform and more: 

A busy first year for Legal Support Project

It is now almost a year since the Law Centre's Legal Support Project (LSP) successfully concluded its first case in the Social Security Appeals Tribunal. Since then, the LSP's caseload has grown rapidly.

Also labelled: Employment

Free info session on benefits and migrants

17 January 11am to 1pm, Training Room, Law Centre (NI) Would you like to learn about what social security benefits can be claimed and how to go about claiming them? Then this two hour session is for you. The event...

Means tested benefits refresher course

Rescheduled Means Tested Benefits Refresher Course - 31 Jan 2013 - Derry This half day course offers advisers a chance to revise and update their knowledge on means tested benefits. The main benefits covered will include Jobseeker's...

Tribunal reform conference 25 January

Tribunal Reform - the Way Ahead, a conference convened by...

Belfast Integration and Participation Project update

Training on Right to Reside and Benefits, Housing, Social Services and Health Care There was a lot of interest in this two-day training course which was quickly booked out and was...

Also labelled: Immigration

Law Centre (NI) gives evidence to Ad Hoc committee on welfare reform

On 10 December, Law Centre Director Les Allamby gave evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly's Ad Hoc Committee on welfare reform. He set out a number of areas within the Bill and subsequent regulations which give rise to human rights...


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