Spending Money Wisely
Where doesmoney come from and who decides how it is spent?
Governments collectto pay for all the they provide. They need to plan carefully to make sure that they spend this money wisely. How much should go to schools, hospitals, roads, public transport or sports facilities?
The spending plan is called the. In Northern Ireland, the of in charge of the different , suggest a budget to the Assembly. in examine it and then the MLAs it in the . They might make some changes to the Budget before voting on it. If a majority of MLAs vote yes to the Budget, it is passed and the money will be spent as agreed.
In unpredictable What spending cuts would you make?times, there is less money to spend and difficult decisions have to be made.