AQW 398/17-22 – Welfare Mitigation Measures

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities for an update on an extension of the welfare mitigation measures.

Minister for Communities: My Department is taking all necessary steps to provide for an extension of the existing welfare mitigations schemes. This includes ensuring that the appropriate legislation, “New Decade, New Approach”, will be in place by 31 March 2020.

I am also engaging with Executive colleagues to secure the estimated £40.4m per year of funding required to continue with the delivery of the welfare mitigation payments.