9 January 2019

Managed migration delayed in Northern Ireland

The Department of Communities has announced a delay to managed migration of legacy benefit claimants to UC in Northern Ireland. The current plan is to consider learning from the managed migration pilot in Great Britain from July 2019. Northern Ireland will begin managed migration in 2020 and aim to complete by the end of 2023.

The letter to stakeholders is available via the Rightsnet website 

NOTE: There has been a lot of discussion about managed migration in the last few weeks and we are currently updating our 'who can claim UC' section to reflect this discussion. We will blog as soon as the pages are published.