AQW 4856/17-22 – State pension payments to married women

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether work has been carried out to establish if there has been a shortfall in state pension payments to married women in Northern Ireland. Minister for Communities: Under the State Pension rules that apply before 6 April 2016, individuals may be able to derive … Continue reading AQW 4856/17-22 – State pension payments to married women

AQW 4608/17-22 – Benefit Cap

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities how many claimants are subject to the benefit cap and cannot avail of an Administrative Welfare Supplementary Payment. Minister for Communities: The most recent statistics on the impact of the Benefit Cap were published in February 2020. At this time a total of 507 … Continue reading AQW 4608/17-22 – Benefit Cap

AQW 4451/17-22 – tax Credit Compensation

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what legislative provision is being developed to compensate previous Tax Credit recipients who are financially worse off after making a claim to Universal Credit due to change of circumstances resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Communities: I can assure you that my officials … Continue reading AQW 4451/17-22 – tax Credit Compensation

AQW 4269/17-22 – Affordable Warmth Scheme reform

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether she will increase the income threshold of the Affordable Warmth Scheme and exclude Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Carer's Allowance and Attendance Allowance from the calculation of income. Minister for Communities: From November 2017 to February 2018 my Department consulted on proposed … Continue reading AQW 4269/17-22 – Affordable Warmth Scheme reform

AQW 4268/17-22 – Rent support for students

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities what rent support will be made available for students. Minister for Communities: Since the outbreak of this pandemic my Department has put in place a number of provisions to assist households during this period, including private renters. Some students may be eligible to receive … Continue reading AQW 4268/17-22 – Rent support for students

McGlone asks Minister to introduce Universal Credit mitigation measures

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has written to Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey, to seek protections for people who applied for Universal Credit in the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I had become aware of a significant number of cases where people in employment and receiving Tax … Continue reading McGlone asks Minister to introduce Universal Credit mitigation measures

AQW 2140/17-22 – Ulster Grand Prix

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to detail her Department's expenditure on the Ulster Grand Prix for the last five years. Minister for Communities: The Department has, through SportNI, supported measures to improve access and safety at the Ulster Grand Prix paddock and circuit at Dundrod. Sport NI provided funding … Continue reading AQW 2140/17-22 – Ulster Grand Prix

McGlone: Minister Must Implement Proposed Reform of Affordable Warmth Scheme

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has again urged the Minister for Communities to implement proposed reform of the Affordable Warmth Scheme. The Mid Ulster MLA was responding to an Assembly written answer from the Minister to a question he had submitted on the delayed reform. Mr McGlone said, "The SDLP has been lobbying … Continue reading McGlone: Minister Must Implement Proposed Reform of Affordable Warmth Scheme