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Welfare reform: Arlene Foster leaked document outlines financial crisis facing executive



   
   

       


   

       
Arlene Foster

                        Arlene Foster said failure to agree welfare reform could mean a senior civil servant having to introduce cuts across all departments
                   

               

The BBC has seen a document in which Finance Minister Arlene Foster outlines the financial crisis facing the Stormont executive.

Her paper, obtained by the Nolan Show, has been circulated to other executive ministers

She said failure to agree welfare reform could mean a senior civil servant having to introduce cuts across all departments.

Health would stand to lose £280m and education £114m in next year's budget.

In her letter, Mrs Foster also said departments would not be allowed to use other money, such as that received for EU farm payments.

Stormont

                        Stormont's spending environment is ultimately determined by the UK Treasury - 95% of the devolved administration's budget is the block grant awarded by Westminster
                   

               

She said "the impact would be severely constrained budgets".

The document puts the total overall shortfall at £2.8bn.

Northern Ireland's politicians are due to debate the welfare reform bill in the assembly on Tuesday.

Mervyn Storey, Peter Robinson and Arlene Foster

                        First Minister Peter Robinson, centre, with Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey and Finance Minister Arlene Foster, said on Wednesday that Northern Ireland would face massive cuts if welfare reform was not agreed
                   

               

The main Stormont parties held talks with the Secretary of State Theresa Villiers on Wednesday but failed to produce any sign of a resolution to the continuing deadlock over the budget and welfare reform.

The Northern Ireland parties had agreed a deal on Westminster's welfare reform in the Stormont House Agreement last December.

However, Sinn Féin withdrew its support for the bill in March.


   

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