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The NI Executive is now consulting on a Draft Budget for 2022 – 2025.
The consultation questions have been designed to seek views and comments on the key matters contained within the Draft Budget. They are broken into three areas.
Funding Our Budget:

  • Should we in Northern Ireland raise more money for public services. If so, how?
  • Is it right to freeze our household and business rates at current levels?
  • Where should we look to save money through better efficiencies?

Spending Our Budget:

  • Do you think we have the right balance between health and other priorities?
  • Do you agree with the proposal to direct 2% from other departments to health?
  • Do we need to reduce or completely stop delivering any services? If so, what are they and why?
  • Do we need to re-direct spending? What needs more funding and where would you take it from?

What Else?

  • Is there anything else you would wish us to know about the draft budget?

Siobhán will be making a Consortium response to this consultation and would welcome any comments or input you have around these questions.  Please get in touch with Siobhán at
The deadline for responses to this consultation is Monday 7th March 2022 and it is available here