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Research Papers 2020

Synopsis: Below you will find details of Research Publications which have been prepared by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) for the Committee for Communities in 2020.

Pension Schemes Bill

- Date: 07/07/2020

The Pension Schemes Bill was introduced in the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Minister for Communities on 23 June 2020. The Bill mirrors the provisions of the Westminster Pensions Act 2017 which introduced a new regulatory framework for master trusts and sought to regulate unfair member-borne commissioning charges and early exit charges. This Bill paper explores the provisions of the Northern Ireland Bill.


Social Sector Size Criteria (‘bedroom tax’) mitigation in Northern Ireland – a timeline of key developments

- Date: 24/02/2020

This short briefing note provides background context to the Social Sector Size Criteria (SSSC) and associated Welfare Supplementary Payments in Northern Ireland. It also provides an overview of some of the main developments relating to the SSSC including a timeline and links to recent key papers and research on this issue.


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