Reading Time: 6 minutes In his statement on 31 March, the Minister of Finance noted that the world has changed dramatically since his 16 March statement on the Northern Ireland (NI) Executive Budget 2020-21. There is an ongoing public
Reading Time: 8 minutes The recently appointed UK Chancellor presented his first Budget on Wednesday (as had been planned by his predecessor). It was announced in place of the cancelled Autumn Budget, which was due to be delivered at the
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