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Financial Provisions Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

Background and Policy Objectives

3.The Act contains a number of miscellaneous financial provisions:

  • To repeal the Development Loans (Agriculture and Fisheries) Act (Northern Ireland) 1968;

  • To enable the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to pay grants to certain harbour authorities in relation to expenses;

  • To make amendments to the Rates (Northern Ireland) Order 1977;

  • To allow flexibility in relation to the payment of interest on funds held in Court;

  • To provide statutory power to the Housing Executive to charge for costs;

  • To ensure consistency in relation to the accounts and audits of Health and Social Care bodies; and

  • To provide a statutory basis for the Department of Justice to provide for the constitution, functions, procedures and financing of two bodies providing services for the police.

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