Reading Time: 6 minutes The recent New Decade, New Approach deal to restore power-sharing in Northern Ireland contains considerable commitments to financial support but scant detail. A release by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) on 15 January provided some more
Reading Time: 3 minutes This blog article provides an update on Northern Ireland public finances in the absence of fully functioning devolved government. It explains recently enacted budget legislation and notes political developments of relevance to future Northern Ireland budgets.
Reading Time: 7 minutes On 9 May 2019 the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Finance (DoF) announced a fresh appraisal of the fundamental features of the Northern Ireland (NI) rating system. This article provides some context for the Review.
Reading Time: 8 minutes The finances of Northern Ireland’s schools have been in the spotlight for some time. For example, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee at Westminster is currently holding an Inquiry into Education funding. In June 2018, Northern Ireland’s
Reading Time: 6 minutes This article unpicks key recent developments relating to public finance in Northern Ireland (NI), while there is no functioning Executive or Assembly and there is no direct rule from the United Kingdom (UK) Parliament. Those developments
Reading Time: 5 minutes Rates are a property tax paid by households and businesses. There are two different types of rates in Northern Ireland, domestic rates for residential properties and non-domestic rates for businesses and other non-residential properties, such as
Reading Time: 6 minutes Yesterday, in the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced some changes to the United Kingdom (UK) Government’s spending plans based on the latest economic data. What does this mean for Northern Ireland (NI)?
Save Our Spending! What do we need to know about the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’s 2017-18 budget?
Reading Time: 6 minutes This article examines the Budget Bill put forward today by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (NI) in Westminster. The recent blog article Reclaiming the power of the purse explained the actions which the Secretary