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Northern Ireland’s £1bn problem: Public Finance

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

  Northern Ireland government departments face a £1bn revenue shortfall – 10% of their annual spend – finance minister Nigel Dodds admitted to the Northern Ireland Assembly.   Dodds said.. read more

Belfast rapid transit gets approval: Public Finance

Posted on December 29th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  The go-ahead for a rapid transit system for Belfast and a £43.5m allocation for a Titanic Museum have been agreed by the Northern Ireland Executive.   Following research into.. read more

PFI office rent programme delayed: Public Finance

Posted on November 8th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  The sale and leaseback of 65 government offices that was to have taken place under the Workplace 2010 programme has been suspended, Northern Ireland’s finance minister Nigel Dodds has.. read more

A Place in the Sun?: Public Finance

Posted on October 31st, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

As the global financial crisis deepens, public sector pension schemes are facing a double whammy. Not only are they suffering from falling share values, but there are increasing calls for.. read more

Coming to the crunch: Public Finance

Posted on October 17th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

The crisis in the markets has left a trail of financial giants in tatters. Public services, especially those with Icelandic investments, are feeling the strain. Paul Gosling reports on how.. read more

Efficiency targets threaten health service jobs: Public Finance

Posted on October 17th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

Around 2,000 health service jobs will be lost in Northern Ireland in the next three years as part of efficiency savings, Health Minister Michael McGimpsey has said. The cuts are.. read more

Reasons to be optimistic – a profile of Nigel Dodds: Public Finance

Posted on September 19th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

The sun was, for once, shining on Stormont Parliament at the end of a very wet Northern Irish summer. The omens seemed good for the crisis meeting between First Minister.. read more

NI health takes legal services back in-house: Public Finance

Posted on August 31st, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

Legal services for Northern Ireland’s health bodies taken back in-house Legal services provided to health bodies in Northern Ireland are being brought in-house as part of the fallout from a.. read more

NI Water ordered to clean up its act: Public Finance

Posted on August 2nd, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

NI Water ordered to clean up its act Northern Ireland’s government-owned water company, NI Water, has been ordered by the utility regulator to improve its business planning and corporate governance,.. read more

IT failure leaves £130m uncollected: Public Finance

Posted on July 4th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

IT failure leaves £130m uncollected Domestic rates worth £130m have not been collected in Northern Ireland because of IT failures, auditors have found. ‘Some basic functionality of a new IT.. read more

NI ministers change seats: Public Finance

Posted on June 15th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  NI ministers change seats   by Paul Gosling   Ian Paisley’s retirement as Northern Ireland first minister and leader of the Democratic Unionists has led to a ministerial reshuffle.. read more

An imposing environment: Public Finance

Posted on June 15th, 2008 · Posted in Public Finance

  An imposing environment   Local authorities are operating in a legal environment that is imposing more responsibilities and demands on them. Councils must pay special attention to the Corporate.. read more