We provide information and insights on the Northern Ireland Executive’s budget, including the in-year process, departmental spending plans and public consultation matters. For more information on the 2015-2016 Budget visit our dedicated Budget Hub.

Will we fail once more on mental health?

24 May 2023Ryan Miller undefinedMental Health, Budget, Social Policy, Funding

A new report from the Audit Office says Northern Ireland’s ten-year mental health strategy risks failure due to a lack of financial support.

Is a public services meltdown on the cards?

27 Apr 2023Ryan Miller undefinedEducation, Stormont, Budget, Health, Mental Health, Politics

The Secretary of State’s budget is here. A bonfire of services seems likely. With a focus on education, Scope looks at cuts that are already in motion – and outlines the consequences.

Budget 2022-2025: Update from the Finance Minister

23 Feb 2022Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsBudget 2022-2025, Budget, Funding, Sector Issues; Funding, Department of Finance

Following the recent collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive, Finance Minister, Conor Murphy joined NICVA members to provide an update on the future of the draft Budget 2022-2025 and possible funding implications.

Budget 2022-2025: Update from the Finance Minister

4 Nov 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsBudget 2022-2025, Budget, Department of Finance

Following on from the Spending Review Announcement on Wednesday 27th October, Finance Minister, Conor Murphy joined NICVA members to provide an update on what the outcome of the Spending Review means for public finances here.

Budget 2021

4 Mar 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsBudget, Budget 2021

Following a year of unprecedented challenges and economic uncertainty, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, yesterday announced the new budget for the UK.

The 2021-22 Budget - Less for the Same or More for What Works?

24 Feb 2021Geoff Nuttall Policy & Public Affairs, Investing in SocietyBudget

The draft NI Public Budget for 2021-22 and a number of departmental budget proposals are out for consultation.  Will this result in less money for the same things or more for what is needed and what works? 

Green Recovery Fund Campaign by RSPB

19 Feb 2021Déarbhla Sloan Policy & Public AffairsCampaigning, Budget, Budget Asks

The RSPB have launched a campaign asking Finance Minister Conor Murphy to establish a Green Recovery Fund for Northern Ireland within the proposed budget.

Latest on Department for Communities Budget

18 Feb 2021Geoff Nuttall Policy & Public Affairs, Investing in SocietyBudget

Read here how the current proposals for the Department for Communities budget if implemented could leave major funding shortfalls in wide range of areas 

Budget Deadline Day?

8 Feb 2018Siobhan McAlister Policy & Public AffairsBudget

Today, 8 February, was the day that David Sterling, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, indicated that a budget needed to be in place for Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-2020

20 Dec 2017Siobhan McAlister Policy & Public Affairs, Investing in SocietyBudget

On 18th December the Department of Finance published a briefing on the Northern Ireland Budgetary Outlook 2018-20.