NI - Draft Budget before House of Commons | UTV

NI - Draft Budget before House of Commons | UTV

The draft budget for Northern Ireland is due in front of the lower house.

MEPs are expected to pass legislation on Monday afternoon, including funds earmarked in the trust and supply agreement between the government and the DUP.

The spending plan was unveiled by Westminster in the absence of functioning political institutions in Stormont.

Northern Ireland has no assembly and executive since January 2017.

The DUP and Sinn Féin split off after a series of differences over the RHI scheme, and subsequent talks failed to restore power sharing.

The budget includes £ 410 million of the £ 1 billion investment package secured by the DUP as part of its agreement with the Minority Conservative Administration.

Money is earmarked for health, education and infrastructure.

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