The new Dunedin Hospital took a giant step forward this afternoon, with the Government setting aside the funding for the 10 year, $1 billion plus project as part of the Budget. Finance Minister Grant Robertson said the funding would be set aside, and apportioned over the life of the project. Budget documents show $1.3 billion operating expenditure and $1.7 billion in capital expenditure contingencies set aside, "including funding for Dunedin Hospital". Meanwhile, the Government has responded to the mental health inquiry with a massive $1.9 billion package over five years across a range of portfolios including health, education, corrections, justice and housing. But the rest of the health sector gets just enough to keep it ticking over and there is little joy for those hoping for a boost for Pharmac. At the centre of the Government's mental health response is $455.1 million to expand access to and choice of primary mental health and addiction support, particularly for those with mild to … [Read more...] about Money for Dunedin Hospital rebuild in Budget
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News / Scotland by Press Association January 31, 2019, 12:03 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Scotland’s Finance Secretary has said he is “open to compromise” as he tries to strike a deal to allow his tax and spending plans for the next year to pass at Holyrood. Derek Mackay is facing a crunch vote on his Scottish Budget proposals, with all the opposition parties having previously indicated they cannot support the package. Labour have urged the other parties to join with them and “vote down” what they branded a “cuts budget”. Mr Mackay said the “ongoing uncertainty” caused by Brexit meant “there has never been more need for MSPs, of all parties, to act responsibly and not add to that uncertainty”. With the SNP not having a majority in the Scottish Parliament, the Finance Secretary has to convince at least one of the four rival parties there to back him. Speaking ahead of … [Read more...] about Holyrood Finance Secretary ‘open to compromise’ over budget
In September-December last year, employers legalized the work of 1.9 million hired workers. segodnya.ua The State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) within the framework of measures implemented in September last year, aimed at unshadowing relations in the field of employment, has provided an additional UAH 1.3 billion hryvnia to the state budget. In particular, the state budget received over UAH 590 million in personal income tax, UAH 49 million of military levy, UAH 727 million in a single social contribution, and UAH 27 million in a single tax, according to the SFS's press service. "This allowed not only to increase deductions to the budget, but also to ensure the protection of the rights of hired employees to be paid for their work, to identify and eliminate the facts of illegal employment, to attract citizens to register with the state as economic entities. This is one of the steps to protect the interests of hired epmloyees, since they should be primarily interested in legal … [Read more...] about Businesses reporting real salaries brings extra UAH 1.3 bln Ukrainian budget – Fiscal Service
Newcastle United have just a week left of the January transfer window to convince fans they are serious about bringing in new faces this month. On a day in which they were named as one of the top 20 in Deloitte Football Money League, Newcastle MP Chi Onwurah also emerged from a meeting with Mike Ashley to suggest the Sports Direct magnate wasn't prepared to "invest significantly" into the football club he purchased in 2007. There's no doubt that January is a rotten window to deal in, but that hasn't stopped others making moves this month in a bid to improve their chances going forward. With Ashley back on the scene, he also spoke to Rafa Benitez over the weekend and was told that all of the work on transfers was done and it was now down to him to sanction the deals. Benitez isn't under that much pressure on the scale of the big picture, he can walk away at the end of the season for pastures new and he'll probably guide the team to safety despite having a limited budget to work with. It … [Read more...] about Inside Newcastle United’s messy January window as club’s finances come under serious scrutiny
Partit Demokratiku said today it is demanding further details about where the more than six-fold, from 1.6 million to 10.6 million euro, increase in the FIAU budget was spent. “Whilst the minister may state that he cannot give details of operations due to confidentiality requirements, he can certainly give greater details of how the money in the unit is spent,” stated MEP candidate Martin Cauchi Inglott. “By what degree have the human resources at the FIAU been enhanced?” asked MEP candidate Anthony Buttigieg. “What quality of personnel and what capabilities have been added to the unit? What does the minister mean when he says ‘internationally skilled persons’ are assisting the FIAU in its operations? What nationality are they? Do they come from more than one country? Are they part of a private organisation? Do they work for another country’s financial agencies?” The FIAU has failed in its role to adequately scrutinise … [Read more...] about PD: Where was the more than six-fold increase in FIAU budget spent?