Government Budget 80% 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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format PDF
Downloadable at once Yes The PDF is downloadable at once.
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
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.

Meta data

Data location - Northern Ireland Budget 2016/17 - PDF Budget Law
Data licence and
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Anna Alberts
Submitters   Bob Harper
Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 16:28:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)