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Local Government Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Sections 3 to 5 – Annual budget

These sections place requirements on district councils regarding the annual budget.

Section 3 re-enacts section 53 of the 1972 Act, requiring a council to approve estimates, authorise expenditure and fix the amount to be raised by rates for the following year.

Section 4 requires the chief financial officer to submit a report on the robustness of the estimates to the council and requires a council to have regard to the chief financial officer’s report when considering the estimates for the next financial year.

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