Budget

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.

DARD Draft Budget Consultation Workshop

1 Dec 2014Jenna Maghie Budget 2015-2016Budget

Following the publication of the draft budget for 2015-16, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has published their spending plans.

Department of Regional Development draft budget 2015-16

28 Nov 2014Jenna Maghie Budget 2015-2016Budget

The Department of Regional Development has published it's draft budget for 2015-16

Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety draft budget 2015-16

28 Nov 2014Jenna Maghie Budget 2015-2016Budget

The Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety have published their draft budget for 2015-16.

Department of Education draft budget 2015-16

28 Nov 2014Jenna Maghie Budget 2015-2016Budget

The Department of Education has published its draft budget for 2015-16.

Department of the Environment draft budget 2015-16

28 Nov 2014Jenna Maghie Budget 2015-2016Budget

The Department of the Environment has now published their draft budget for 2015-16.

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development draft budget 2015 2016

28 Nov 2014Jenna Maghie Budget 2015-2016Budget

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has published its draft budget for 2015-16

Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure draft budget 2015-16

28 Nov 2014Jenna Maghie Budget 2015-2016Budget

The Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure have released their draft budget for 2015-16

The Change Fund (Draft Budget 2015-16)

26 Nov 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public Affairs, Budget 2015-2016Budget, Public Expenditure

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.”

Public service pension reform and the Draft Budget 2014-15

20 Nov 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Policy & Public Affairs, Budget 2015-2016Budget, Pensions, Public Expenditure

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.

Budget analysis: half baked and two speed

20 Nov 2014Ryan Miller Budget 2015-2016Budget

A look at the consequences for the third sector, and beyond, stemming from Stormont's Draft Budget for 2015/16