2016-17 Budget Arrangements
At the meeting Officials delivered the attached presentation highlighting pressures on the budget, public expenditure context and the timescales involved in agreeing the budget.
The Executive have agreed that due to time pressures associated with the timing of the Westminster Spending Review and the fact it is a one year budget there will be no consultation on the 2016-17 budget.
In lieu of this formal consultation process NICVA will be arranging Stakeholder Engagements with each of the Departments in the New Year so the sector can give their thoughts to the relevant officials.
The budget will be based on the nine new departments, as set out in the ‘A Fresh Start’ Agreement
A meeting with DSD took place on the 18th December, you can see a write up of this event here.
The Minister’s statement announcing the budget agreement can be found here