NI Budget Announced

Matthew Morrison Blog

The long awaited budget for Northern Ireland was announced last week. The MCE Public Affairs team share their views on the main points from the announcement.  The headline to come out of the announcement was the release of £410 million from the DUP confidence and supply agreement with the government, including £80 million for health and education pressures, £30 million …

Whose Budget is it Anyway?

Matthew Morrison Blog

The Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, David Sterling, recently told the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee at Westminster that there needs to be clarity and certainty about a budget by 8th February. While that clarity is not yet forthcoming, the MCE Public Affairs team has reviewed seven of the issues that are likely to be faced. 1. If …