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Growing concerns that Department for Communities is 'out of touch' over effects of its policies on benefit claimants - VIEWdigital
BY KEVIN HIGGINS, HEAD OF POLICY, ADVICE NI Ongoing changes in social security legislation have had a punitive effect on benefits claimants, exacerbating the cycle of poverty and need across Northern Ireland. It is frustrating that we do not have a functioning Assembly, Minister or scrutiny Committee to oversee, guide and mitigate these important changes.Read More