Update on 2017/18 financial positions

Date published: 11 October 2017

The Department of Finance has been working with departments to understand their latest financial positions in 2017/18. This includes the identification of reduced requirements and potential reallocations, taking account of pressures that are increasing or have emerged. As a result of this, some £54million of Resource DEL and £11.2million of Capital DEL has become available for reallocation.

It is proposed that these funds will be allocated as below:

2017-18 proposed additional allocations

Department Resource DEL Capital DEL Description




To address resource and capital flooding pressures and other infrastructure costs

DOH 40.0m   To address inescapable Trust pressures and support diagnostics and waiting list activity
DE 10.0m   To address education budget pressures in schools and other services
DFE 1.0m   To meet inescapable pressures to support the NI economy
TOTAL 54m 11.2m  

These proposed allocations would need to be reflected in a Budget Bill, however it is taken forward, and would be subject to final confirmation at that point. However, the relevant departments are being advised of these proposed allocations now, to avoid any unnecessary adverse impact on services.

Notes to editors: 

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