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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

UK Government commits £2bn to support new Northern Ireland Executive
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Home REGIONAL NEWS UK Government commits £2bn to support new Northern Ireland Executive
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The UK Government will provide a £2bn injection of financial support to the new Northern Ireland Executive which will end the nurses’ pay dispute, transform public services, turbocharge infrastructure investment and address Northern Ireland’s unique circumstances.

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The financial package will be accompanied by stringent conditions contained within the New Decade, New Approach deal to deliver a greater level of accountability for public spending and ensure the new Executive is building sustainable public services.

A new UK Government – Northern Ireland Executive joint board will be established, convened by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to oversee implementation.

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Julian Smith, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, said:

“This £2bn injection will help transform public services in Northern Ireland, including ending the nurses’ pay dispute. New Decade, New Approach is about putting Northern Ireland’s Assembly on a sustainable footing.

“This funding provides certainty to the Executive and ensures much-needed reforms across health, education and justice can be delivered.”

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