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The Department of Regional Development has published it's draft budget for 2015-16
The Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety have published their draft budget for 2015-16.
The Department of the Environment has now published their draft budget for 2015-16.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has published its draft budget for 2015-16
The Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure have released their draft budget for 2015-16
The Draft Budget 2015-16 announced the creation of a “Change Fund” which will “finance upfront investment in cross-cutting reform initiatives and preventative measures that are expected to generate savings in the longer term.”
The Draft Budget 2015-16 sets aside £133.2m to deal with public service pensions but gives little detail on what these are and why the additional money is needed. This article provides an explanation.