Business expansion
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland; West and South of Northern Ireland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Derry / Londonderry
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Compulsory Social Security Activities
84.3 - Compulsory social security activities

125 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 July 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Department for Communities (DFC) in Northern Ireland has announced plans to create 125 new jobs at its site at the Lisahally Service Centre near Derry / Londonderry. The jobs follow the award of a GBP 7 million (€7.8 million) contract by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to deliver the new Universal Credit service to claimants in the other countries of the UK. The initial contract will run for two years and is the latest in a series of contracts which have been let to DFC by DWP. It has not been reported when the jobs will be filled. 


  • 10 July 2017: BBC Website


Eurofound (2017), Department for Communities, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91650, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91650.