Parts of Housing and Transport budgets could be reallocated
Officials worry the two departments may be unable to spend their full allocations, due to lockdown of the construction sector
The Departments of Housing and Transport could have parts of their capital budgets allocated elsewhere if the current lockdown means there is a danger they will not spend their full allocation, Michael McGrath has signalled.
The government last week approved a memo brought by the Public Expenditure and Reform minister which will require high-spending departments to provide regular updates on their spending to cabinet.
Under the plan, the departments of health, justice, social protection, education...
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