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26/02/2024
Immigration
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Ukraine Scheme Update

The Ukraine Scheme visa provides 3 years’ permission to stay in the UK. In February 2024, the government announced some significant changes. This leaflet explains what happens after three years and outlines other significant changes to the Ukraine Scheme.

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22/02/2024
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New report by IPPR and Changing Realities: quick policy fixes to create a modern social security system fit for purpose

Report recommends improvements to the social security system which could lift one million people throughout the UK out of poverty overnight

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20/02/2024
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Universal Credit Managed Migration: your questions answered

Our Frequently Asked Questions provides an overview of the key concepts in Universal Credit Managed Migration and will help you to understand the roll-out and how it might affect you or someone you are helping.

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14/02/2024
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Law Centre NI successfully challenges HMRC allocation of Child Benefit

In a recent case, Law Centre NI successfully clarified the rules on how HMRC should allocate Child Benefit in a case where the parents shared 50/50 joint custody.

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14/02/2024
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Upholding the dignity of a Law Centre NI client

Law Centre NI client, CG, has been awarded Universal Credit three years after her landmark case before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) established the rights of EU nationals with pre-settled status in the UK to support where they face severe hardship.

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13/02/2024
Immigration
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Law Centre NI submission to UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and Girls

In advance of the visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and Girls to the UK, we have prepared a submission that focusses on migrant women.

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07/02/2024
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Cliff Edge Coalition statement on restoration of devolved institutions

The Cliff Edge Coalition is pleased to see the restoration of the devolved institutions and looks forward to working with the Department for Communities and Minister Gordon Lyons to protect people from the damaging effects of poverty.

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06/02/2024
Professional Learning
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Law Centre unveils new series of Expert Masterclasses

The Law Centre's new Professional Learning courses for February and March are now online with a programme that includes Social Security and Employment Expert Masterclasses and an introductory session on refugee and asylum issues.

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02/02/2024
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Exciting new job opportunity: Asylum and Refugee Adviser and Caseworker

We are looking for new members of our pioneering and dynamic Migration Justice Project team to help us to uphold the rights of people and families who have come to Northern Ireland seeking safety and sanctuary.

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02/02/2024
Employment
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A Guide to Costs in the Employment Tribunal

Many claimants in the Employment Tribunal worry about the prospect of having to pay their opponent’s costs if they are unsuccessful in their claim. Our Guide to Costs in the Employment Tribunal seeks to dispel some of the myths around an award of costs.

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31/01/2024
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Highlighting the work of the Cliff Edge Coalition

The Cliff Edge Coalition attended the official launch of the Coalition of Christian Voices Against Poverty to talk about the work of the Coalition and our three key asks.

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11/01/2024
Immigration
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Operation Maximise: Room Sharing in Hotels

Room sharing may be introduced for some people living in asylum hotels in Northern Ireland imminently. Read our guidance about who is considered "unsuitable" for room sharing, and how you can prove it.

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