Mapping Fuel Poverty Across Northern Ireland

Dr Paul McKenzie (Ulster) – Fuel poverty is a significant issue across Europe and a particular problem within the UK and Ireland. Fuel poverty occurs when insufficient funds are available to pay for a warm and comfortable home. Households affected by fuel poverty are at risk of physical and mental health difficulties and are linked … Read more

Protecting dignity, fighting poverty and promoting social inclusion in devolved social security

Dr Mark Simpson (Ulster) – The protection of human dignity and poverty reduction are core functions of social security. Changes to working age benefits since 2010 have reduced claimants’ incomes, putting more people at risk of poverty and arguably reducing the ability of the system to support a dignified standard of living. Human rights law … Read more