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A research initiative from the University of Ulster and the University of York plans to explore claimant perspectives on the experience of receiving Universal Credit as well as developing recommendations for the future evolution of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland. The project also hopes to generate lessons about the specific and distinctive operation of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland that can be shared with policymakers in the rest of the UK.

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Benefits, Research, Welfare Reform

Three related reports published in March 2019 by Alma Economics and commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government along with the Department for Work and Pensions, seek to review the evidence on the causes of homelessness and rough sleeping and to provide options for modelling to understand future trends and to appraise policy.

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Research, Homelessness

As part of the Fresh Start Agreement, the Executive committed to a review of the welfare mitigation funding package in 2018/19.

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Benefits, Research, Welfare Reform

The Last Time Buyer: housing and finance for an aging society, a new report by Prof. Les Mayhew (Cass Business School) for the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation focuses on enabling older people to monetise the very substantial wealth that is trapped in the UK’s housing stock.

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Research, Affordability

The well-being agenda has been growing in policy circles since the turn of the century and a new report by the Resolution Foundation looks at the regional differences in well-being across the UK as well as examining well-being scores across a number of different factors including income, employment and housing tenure.

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The Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) has today published a report documenting the ‘major’ impact welfare reform will have across Northern Ireland.

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Benefits, Research, Welfare Reform

A report by the new Social Housing Commission calls for all political parties to see social housing as a key pillar of the national infrastructure in England and recommends a generational shift in housing policy, covering both social housing and the private rented sector.

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A new report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) makes the case for the need to reform the private rented sector (PRS). The report focusses on the PRS in England, but has implications for other regions of the UK.

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Outside NI, Research, Private Tenancies

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