Department of Finance


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Our responsibilities


Information on Northern Ireland’s (NI) public finances, including the NI budget and guidance on accountability and financial management

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Working in the Northern Ireland Civil Service

Working in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, including pay scales and Civil Service Pensions (NI)

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Information on public sector procurement, including advice, guidance and business opportunities.

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Commercial Delivery Group

CDG provides the Department of Finance (DoF) P3O service and acts as the lead P3O supporting a network of P3Os across the NICS.  The group undertakes data collection on all Major Programmes and Projects across the Northern Ireland public sector and provides reports to the DoF Departmental Board and the NICS Board.

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Property rating

Information on domestic and non-domestic rating, including how your rates are calculated and how to pay your rate bill

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Property valuation

Information on domestic and non domestic valuation; specialist schemes that apply to some non domestic properties and how to appeal your valuation if you think it is incorrect.

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Land registration

Find information on recording legal interests in land and maintaining a register of land ownership.

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Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland

Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland (OSNI) is the official producer of high quality, accurate and current geographic mapping data for Northern Ireland. 

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Building Regulations and energy efficiency of buildings

Information on Building Regulations and the Energy Performance of Buildings in Northern Ireland including legislation, guidance and technical details

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Civil law reform

Reform and development of the civil law in Northern Ireland, including private family law, trusts and property law, tort and private international law

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Account NI

Account NI provides standardised financial transaction and reporting services to the NICS Departments along with their associated Agencies and other bodies, and the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) equating to over 23,000 customers. 

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Innovation and Consultancy Services (ICS)

Innovation and Consultancy Services (ICS) provides a range of professional services to the public sector, drawing from the expertise previously available separately in Business Consultancy Services (BCS) and the Innovation Lab (iLab). The NICS Library Service also sits under ICS.

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Statistics and research

Statistics and research published by the Department of Finance. 

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Digital, Security and Finance Shared Services (DSF)

Digital, Security and Finance Shared Services (DSF) brings together responsibility for Information Technology (IT), Digital Security and Engagement, Finance Shared Services, the Network & Information Systems Competent Authority and Regulator for NI and the Integr8 Programme.

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NIS Competent Authority

The Department of Finance (DoF) is the competent authority designated within the Network and Information Systems (NIS) regulations 2018 for operators of essential services (OES).

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The Expert Panel for the Building Safety Programme

Information on the establishment of the Expert Panel for the Building Safety Programme.

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Transparency and Open Government

Governments are responsible for using public money to shape the society we live in and the decisions they make impact on the day to day quality of life that everyone enjoys.

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Our documents

Access to information

How to request information from the Department of Finance including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

The Minister

Dr Caoimhe Archibald MLA was appointed Finance Minister on 3 February 2024.


Management and structure

The Department of Finance (DoF) aims to help the Northern Ireland Executive secure the most appropriate and effective use of resources and services for the benefit of the community ...more

Contact us

If you have a general enquiry for the Department of Finance, you can contact:

Department of Finance
Clare House
303 Airport Road

Telephone: 028 9185 8111

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