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.
Will we fail once more on mental health?
24 May 2023Ryan Miller undefinedMental Health, Budget, Social Policy, Funding
A new report from the Audit Office says Northern Ireland’s ten-year mental health strategy risks failure due to a lack of financial support.
Is a public services meltdown on the cards?
27 Apr 2023Ryan Miller undefinedEducation, Stormont, Budget, Health, Mental Health, Politics
The Secretary of State’s budget is here. A bonfire of services seems likely. With a focus on education, Scope looks at cuts that are already in motion – and outlines the consequences.
Fantastic Mr Tax – is devolution of corporation rates wily economics or a fairytale?
4 Dec 2014Ryan Miller Budget 2015-2016Budget
Chancellor George Osborne has paved the way for devolved corporation tax in Stormont. In the coming weeks Scope will examine the pros and cons of lowering the rate - here we look at some of the arguments against a reduction.
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