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Culture: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN HL10757, tabled on 26 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to implement the Culture and Community Fund set out in New Decade, New Approach, published on 8 January.

Answered on

7 December 2020

The UK Government remains committed to delivering what was set out in the New Decade, New Approach agreement published on 8 January.

The UK Government has provided £2 billion of funding to support implementation of the New Decade, New Approach deal. £553 million of this has already been allocated. The £2 billion includes a £1bn Barnett-based investment guarantee from the UK Government, which will include significant new funding to turbocharge infrastructure investment. This guarantee will apply in all circumstances, and allow the Executive to plan new investment over a five year period.

The Northern Ireland Executive are responsible for the establishment and implementation of the Culture and Community Fund. The UK Government’s commitment in relation to the Culture and Community Fund is to provide funding to the Executive once they have agreed to progress plans for its establishment. The Executive will then be responsible for administering the funding provided by the UK Government. We continue to work with the Northern Ireland Executive on this matter.