NI education department told to make spending cuts

Stormont budget: Education Department told to make cuts to spending

Nov 24, 2022 by BBC

Key Facts

  • Image source, Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Image caption, Chris Heaton-Harris made a statement about the budget in the House of Commons Stormont's Department of Education needs to make significant cuts to its "current spending trajectory", the NI secretary has said.
  • Chris Heaton-Harris set out a budget for departments in a written statement to the House of Commons on Thursday.
  • Image caption, Dr Andrew McCormick said civil servants were being placed in a difficult position with the budget plans "We have a situation where decisions that are inherently political, decisions about how public money is used, the responsibility being transferred to permanent secretaries, who will do their best, they're not afraid of taking hard decisions," he continued.
  • "In the absence of an executive, the government's priorities for next year's budget will be to deliver a fair outcome for all taxpayers and citizens in Northern Ireland," he said.

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