Date of Screening: 31/01/2022
Screening Outcome - Full EQIA recommended: No
The (budget) policy is trying to meet the challenge of the Department operating within their current spending limits while delivering services and meeting objectives. The RSG budget is a sizeable amount of funding which is still able to provide financial support to less wealthier councils as defined in Section 27 of the Local Government Finance Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and Local Government (Rates Support Grant) Regulations 2011. However the total budget allocated to eligible councils by statutory formula by the Department is discretionary.