The Department for Communities in Northern Ireland is responsible for the delivery of the various mitigation schemes relating to welfare reform in Northern Ireland. Their officials are ensuring that appropriate advice in relation to welfare mitigations is available for an incoming Minister.
In addition, the Northern Ireland Affairs and Work and Pensions Committees are holding a joint inquiry into welfare policy in Northern Ireland. The inquiry will consider the impact of the mitigation package, and how the alternative payment arrangements in Northern Ireland are working in practice.
It is for the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland to provide the necessary information to facilitate this inquiry.