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Our Solicitor Chris McGrath takes you through recent ruling by Belfast County Court to repay fees charged to tenants.

Housing Rights has become the first organisation in Northern Ireland to receive a prestigious new business standard award for their commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

We were presented with our BS76005 Valuing People through Diversity and Inclusion award at a recent event at Stormont.

Peter McMahon, Head of Business Services with Housing Rights commented:

Housing Rights have produced a comprehensive resource on Universal Credit and Housing in Northern Ireland.

The resource is a complete up to date guide looking at the specific housing impacts of Universal Credit claimants in NI, looking specifically at the following:

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Earlier this week, the last All Party Group on Housing before the summer break focused on the housing specific impacts of Welfare Reform in Northern Ireland and included a briefing from Housing Rights.

Housing Rights’ policy team highlighted three key areas of concern and included a focus on the situation post 2020 when the current scheme of mitigation payments are due to expire.

Andersonstown in Belfast and Banbridge are the latest areas in  Northern Ireland to have Universal Credit introduced on the 27 June 2018.

Universal Credit will replace Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credits, Child Tax Credit, Income Support, Income based Job Seekers Allowance and income related Employment and Support Allowance.  Anyone of working age who gets these benefits will be affected.

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