31/07/2014

DUP And Sinn Féin Agree On Budget

A deal is understood to have been reached on Stormont's latest quarterly budget, according to a report by the BBC.

The report says that a meeting of the Northern Ireland Executive is to be held today in order to ratify the deal.

It follows four weeks of delays.

The two main parties, the DUP and Sinn Féin, had been involved in a dispute over the Treasury's demand for £87m in financial penalties because welfare reform has not been introduced.

It is understood that the DUP and Sinn Féin have now reached an agreement.

More news is to follow as soon as the executive has met.

(MH/CD)


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