Synopsis Here you will find a list of Social Development Committee research papers published during 2013.
The purpose of this paper is to provide background information on the Independent Living Fund; the Coalition Government’s rationale for the closure of the fund; and an overview of some of the concerns/issues raised by local stakeholders.
This briefing paper has been prepared to assist the Committee for Social Development in its consideration of financial support for owner-occupiers whose properties have been vested. The paper provides an outline of the current arrangements for financial compensation in Northern Ireland; an overview of a recent Lands Tribunal case relating to a property vested in the Village Area of South Belfast; and, approaches taken in other jurisdictions to assist owner-occupiers in redevelopment areas.
This paper provides an overview of the regulation of Registered Housing Associations in Northern Ireland and Great Britain. The paper explores the definition of regulation; what makes good regulation; why it is important that social housing is regulated; the arguments for and against independent regulation; regulatory structures in England and the devolved administrations; some views from the social housing sector; and, the role of tenants and service users in regulation.
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