Northern Ireland gets £410m budget boost from DUP-Tory deal

Northern Ireland gets £410m budget boost from DUP-Tory deal
 

More than £400m of the £1bn the Democratic Unionist party extracted from the Conservatives to prop up Theresa May’s government has been added to a new budget for Northern Ireland.
Karen Bradley, the Northern Ireland secretary, set out on Thursday the areas in which the extra cash from the confidence and supply arrangement will be spent.
In a written statement to the House of Commons, Bradley said there would be:
£200m extra for capital spending on key infrastructure projects £100m for the long-term transformation of the health service £80m to help relieve health and education pressures £30m... read more

 
8 March 2018 in Politics, Views: 53
Source: Guardian
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