Information on Northern Ireland’s (NI) public finances, including the NI budget and guidance on accountability and financial management
Main and Supplementary Estimates
The Northern Ireland Estimates, often referred to as the Main Estimates, set out the detailed spending plans of Northern Ireland departments for the financial year.
Public expenditure guidance
Public expenditure is the general term for expenditure incurred by the public sector in the course of its activities.
The budget process sets expenditure plans for the Northern Ireland departments for the forward looking financial years.
The in-year monitoring process provides a formal system for reviewing spending plans and priorities for the Northern Ireland departments in the current financial year in light of the most up-to-date position.
Accountability and financial management
Departmental finance and performance information
This section includes departmental finance and performance information.
Block Grant Transparency
HM Treasury annually publish Block Grant Transparency documents. This shows a breakdown of changes in the devolved administrations’ block grant funding.
Public service pensions policy and legislation
The Public Service Pensions Policy and Legislation Branch provides guidance on public service pensions policy and legislation for the Northern Ireland public service pension schemes and their sponsor departments.
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Most recent publications
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Access to information
How to request information from the Department of Finance including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.