McGlone: people with disabilities should not be disadvantaged in the new normal

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has written to the First and deputy First Minister asking what measures have been taken to ensure that people with sight loss or other disabilities are not disadvantaged, as we recover from COVID-19. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "As we enter the recovery phase, it is crucial that citizens … Continue reading McGlone: people with disabilities should not be disadvantaged in the new normal

McGlone encourages women to seek advice over pension entitlement

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has encouraged women to seek advice if they feel they are missing out on their state pension entitlement, following a written reply from Communities Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín. The Mid Ulster MLA commented, "In recent months, I have been contacted by numerous women who have experienced a shortfall in … Continue reading McGlone encourages women to seek advice over pension entitlement

AQW 3459/17-22 – Universal Credit entitlement gap

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities whether Universal Credit staff have been applying Regulation 25 of the Universal Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance (Claims and Payments) Regulations (NI) 2016 to allow decision makers to extend the time for claiming Universal Credit and ensure there … Continue reading AQW 3459/17-22 – Universal Credit entitlement gap

AQW 2913/17-22 – Universal Credit overpayment

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities how many cases of Universal Credit overpayment have occurred due to departmental error; and what measures she will take to alleviate the consequent hardship for claimants. Minister for Communities: Information requested on the number of Universal Credit cases with an overpayment is not currently … Continue reading AQW 2913/17-22 – Universal Credit overpayment

AQW 4687/17-22 – Online identification for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance, pursuant to AQW 4092/17-22, for an update on the resolution of online identification verification problems with the Self Employed Income Support Scheme for holders of an Irish Passport and a Northern Ireland Driver Licence. Minister of Finance: My Department has worked closely with HMRC … Continue reading AQW 4687/17-22 – Online identification for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme

AQW 964/17-22 – EU citizens rights

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister what is being done to protect the rights of citizens from other European Union states residing in Northern Ireland. First Minister and deputy First Minister: EU, EEA or Swiss citizens can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living here … Continue reading AQW 964/17-22 – EU citizens rights

McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned the British Government not to risk food safety in their eagerness to secure a quick trade deal with the United States. Recent reports have suggested that Government ministers are considering allowing products like chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef into the UK market during negotiations with their … Continue reading McGlone: British Government must not Bargain Food Safety for Quick US Trade Deal

AQW 3861/17-22 – Support for self-employed people

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, what support her Department will make available to self-employed people. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: The Department launched the Small Business Support Grant scheme on 26 March 2020 which remained open to 20 May 2020. Self-employed … Continue reading AQW 3861/17-22 – Support for self-employed people