Welfare Reforms in Northern Ireland

This Report focuses on some of the key welfare reforms and local mitigation measures and assesses their impact.

It sets out the background and rationale behind the extensive programme of welfare reforms introduced by the Westminster Government; examines the key changes to benefit rates and entitlements; looks at Personal Independence Payment and Universal Credit; highlights the issues which emerged from our engagement with the Third Sector and deals with expenditure, outcomes measurement and the impact on social housing providers, particularly NIHE.