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Health service in Northern Ireland could be in line for £600 million budget boost

Will health services in Northern Ireland benefit from Brexit dividend?


Northern Ireland’s health and care services could be in line for a significant budget boost following the announcement of additional funding for the NHS in England.


The BBC has reported that under the Barnett formula used in allocating resources to the UK’s nations, Northern Ireland should be entitled to just over three per cent of the £20 billion announced for the health service in England by 2023.


Northern Ireland is not compelled to spend any extra resources it receives on health, however, and with devolution suspended, there are no Northern Ireland Assembly Ministers in place to make budgetary decisions.


Further information

BBC: Northern Ireland to get share of NHS money