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Enniskillen hospital signed-off: Public Finance

Posted on June 8th, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

A new £270m PFI hospital in Enniskillen has been signed-off and construction will begin shortly, following months of difficulties in getting funding finalised.  Problems had been caused when HSBC withdrew.. read more

New Deal not working: Public Finance

Posted on May 24th, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

  Just 7% of participants in a Northern Ireland New Deal programme went on to sustained employment, a report from the NI Audit Office reveals.   The Preparation for Employment.. read more

Free care for Northern Ireland rejected: Public Finance

Posted on May 24th, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

  Northern Ireland health minister Michael McGimpsey has announced that free personal care is currently unaffordable, but remains a commitment. He blamed other ministers for rejecting his request in the.. read more

NI plans to prune structure: Public Finance

Posted on April 19th, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

The number of government departments and Assembly members in Northern Ireland could be cut as part of an efficiency review announced this week. Reducing the 11 departments and 108 MLAs.. read more

Land Agency to be reviewed: Public Finance

Posted on March 22nd, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

  Northern Ireland’s Land and Property Services agency is to be reviewed, following widespread criticisms of the agency’s performance. It has been blamed by councils for a budget crisis which.. read more

Celtic tiger turns into sick moggy: Public Finance

Posted on March 14th, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

It all looked so good – a Celtic Tiger that repeatedly delivered annual growth of 9%. The Scottish Nationalists even talked of an ‘arc of prosperity’ that drew together Ireland,.. read more

Northern Ireland abandons largest PFI project: Public Finance

Posted on March 1st, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

  Northern Ireland’s largest PFI scheme has been abandoned because of the downturn in the economy. The Department of Finance and Personnel confirmed it is cancelling the Workplace 2010 programme.. read more

Saving Private Finance: Public Finance

Posted on February 22nd, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

The banks have been pulling out of the Private Finance Initiative and the contractors are struggling. As a scheme designed to transfer public sector risk becomes a growing liability, frantic.. read more

Northern Ireland rates up 5%: Public Finance

Posted on February 22nd, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

Domestic rates set by Northern Ireland’s district councils are to rise by an average of 5% in 2009/10.  The highest rate increase is 8.52%, agreed by Fermanagh council.  Two district.. read more

Northern Ireland health service restructured: Public Finance

Posted on February 19th, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

  The revamped structure of health and social services delivery has been revealed by Northern Ireland health minister Michael McGimpsey.   A new Health and Social Care Board will replace.. read more

Against the Tide: Public Finance

Posted on January 27th, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

While all around fear for their jobs, the government is promising a major programme of public works to counter the effects of recession. But dig deeper, and the public sector.. read more

Losing confidence in the civil service: Public Finance

Posted on January 26th, 2009 · Posted in Public Finance

  Poor planning by Northern Ireland’s Department of Finance and Personnel delayed three major projects within the civil service reform programme, leading to extra costs, an interim report from the.. read more