Conservative-DUP deal: NI schools received £58m

Conservative-DUP deal: NI schools received £58mStormont’s Department of Education has received just over £58m since 2017 from the confidence-and-supply arrangement between the DUP and Conservatives.

The pact, agreed in June 2017, included a proposed extra £1bn in spending for Northern Ireland over two years.

The department has published an analysis of what was received and how it was spent.

With an annual budget of almost £2bn, education is one of the larger Stormont departments.

However, a number of recent studies have highlighted real-terms cuts and pressures faced by schools and other bodies in the education sector.