To boost the number of jobs and create a flexible labour market, the government is modernising employment law while protecting employee rights. To increase the number of people in employment, we need to support them into work through the benefits system and job search support.


  1. Personal Independence Payment customer journey films

    • News story
  2. A jobs Brexit

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  3. Certification Officer: forthcoming hearings

    • News story

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  1. National Minimum Wage: 2015 - 2016 Evidence

    • Consultation outcome
  2. Low Pay Commission consultation 2017

    • Consultation outcome
  3. Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on Merchant and Fishing Vessels

    • Consultation outcome

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  1. Pre-release access to DWP statistics

    • Official Statistics
  2. NI labour market statistics: April 2018

    • National Statistics
  3. Employment in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, January 2018

    • Official Statistics

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Detailed guides

  1. Apply for changes to the bargaining unit after recognition

    How to ask the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) to consider changes to a declaration of recognition. Read more

  2. Get help from the CAC after a voluntary agreement

    How trade unions and employers can get more help from the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) after a voluntary agreement has been reached. Read more

  3. Apply to resolve a European Works Councils dispute

    How employees, employers and their representatives can resolve disputes about setting up and running a European Works Council (EWC). Read more

  4. What to do if your employee has more than 1 job

    How to work out National Insurance contributions if your employee has more than 1 job. Read more

  5. Cross-Border Mergers: apply to the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC)

    How employees, employers and their representatives can resolve disputes under the Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007 Read more