UK to set N.Ireland budget in absence of devolved government

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UK to set N.Ireland budget in absence of devolved government
UK to set N.Ireland budget in absence of devolved government   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

LONDON – The British government said on Thursday it would set the 2022/23 budget for Northern Ireland in the absence of a functioning devolved government there.

“We recognise the public in Northern Ireland must be protected in future by bringing the public finances under control so it is with significant regret that I am now setting a Northern Ireland Budget,” the British government’s Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris said in a statement.