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.

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

Financial Transactions Capital (Budget 2015-16)

14 Nov 2014Bob Harper Centre for Economic Empowerment, Budget 2015-2016Economy, Budget

The Northern Ireland Executive’s Budget 2015-16 includes a relatively new category of spending called Financial Transactions Capital (FTC). So what is it and how does it work?

Draft Budget 2015-16: Summary

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

This article summarises the key points from the Draft Budget and is aimed at people in the voluntary and community sector who are replying to the consultation.

Budget 2015 raises serious concerns for voluntary and community sector

4 Nov 2014Lisa McElherron Policy & Public Affairs, Budget 2015-2016Public Expenditure, Public Service Delivery, Budget

When the Finance and Personnel Minister Simon Hamilton presented the draft 2015/16 budget to the NI Assembly he said it was based on hope not fear.

Protecting the voluntary and community sector from disproportate cuts

31 Oct 2014Policy & Public Affairs, Budget 2015-2016Budget

Voluntary and community organisations with funding relationships with government are asked to feedback to NICVA, as soon as possible, any information on funding cuts they are advised about.