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08

Apr

Benefit sanctions in Northern Ireland are low and should stay low

Benefit sanctioning is much lower in Northern Ireland than in Great Britain. There is little evidence the high level of sanctioning works – government in Northern Ireland can…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

03

Dec

There are better responses to an ageing population than austerity

Last week we published research on the fiscal implications of Northern Ireland’s ageing population. There’s a general consensus an ageing population will adversely affect the…

  • Author: Hannah Aldridge
  • Category: Economic Policy

24

Apr

No easy way out on welfare reform for Northern Ireland

The arithmetic of welfare reform does not offer the Northern Ireland Assembly a way to avoid difficult decisions The political debate on welfare reform continues in Northern…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform

25

Mar

Declining incomes and rising poverty: Northern Ireland is falling behind the rest of the UK

Northern Ireland has been hard hit by a weak labour market and growing unemployment, says Adam Tinson. Today is the launch of Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion in Northern…

  • Author: Adam Tinson
  • Category: Income and Poverty

04

May

Poverty and welfare reform in Northern Ireland

In Belfast earlier this week we launched our latest report on poverty in Northern Ireland. The launch is an opportunity for us to disseminate the findings of research, but also see…

  • Author: Tom MacInnes
  • Category: Social Security and Welfare Reform