‘Resolving Disputes outside of the Court System’ took place at the Inn of Court, Belfast on 15 February. The event was set up in response to the Department for Communities’ Department’s newly published Private Rented Sector in Northern Ireland - Proposals for Change which is currently out for public consultation. The consultation document includes a proposal to: “Examine the
The Department for Work and Pensions has published a report evaluating the impact of the removal of the spare room subsidy or, in common terms, the implementation of the bedroom tax. The research, carried out by Ipsos MORI and the Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research, has been carried out over a two year period.
Research published by Homeless Link, an umbrella organisation for homeless charities in England, shows that the proposal to remove automatic entitlement to housing benefit from 18 to 21 year olds could have a devastating impact on vulnerable young people.
The 2015 Summer Budget contained proposals to reduce the time frame for backdating payments from six months to just four weeks and to cut the family premium from housing benefit in order to bring housing benefit in line with universal credit.