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Cliff Edge NI coalition launched

Law Centre NI is part of a broad coalition of over 50 organisations concerned about the cessation of the current welfare reform mitigations in Northern Ireland (NI). Launched this week, the Cliff Edge NI Coalition aims to highlight concerns that the current mitigation package (agreed as part of the Fresh Start Agreement in 2015) expires in less than 12 months’ time – March 2020 – and that NI is approaching a mitigations ‘cliff edge’.

The Coalition’s key message is that those who are impacted by welfare reform continue to be able to access support beyond March 2020, and that this should take account of the new challenges people are facing, particularly Universal Credit.

For further information about the Coalition, contact