Government Budget 89% open

Northern Ireland

What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level, that is the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. Open budget data allows for well-informed publics: showing where money is spent on, how public funds develop over time, and why certain activities are funded. We recommend that you consult our methodology section for more information.

  • Budget per government department
  • Budget per sub-department
  • Descriptions for budget sections

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
Downloadable at once Yes The PDF is downloadable at once.
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
findable 4
findable_steps A. Go to, click on 'Budget' B. Google 'Northern Ireland Budget'
licence_url and
Collected by government Yes
usability 1
collector_name Department of Finance / NI Executive
characteristics Budget per government department, Descriptions for budget sections
location - Northern Ireland Budget 2016/17, - PDF Budget Law


This is not data, per se. It is a summary of agreed government spending by department and area of spend in PDF format.

Reviewer comments


Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   Bob Harper
Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 16:28:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)