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DUP Tory deal new £1bn allocation breakdown - where will the money go in Northern Ireland?

By Claire Williamson

The DUP Tory government confidence and supply deal will deliver £1bn in added spending for Northern Ireland with enhanced budgetary flexibility over £500m already committed by Government - but where will the money be invested?

The new money will be split with an allocation of £400m to infrastructure, £200m health service transformation, £100m for immediate pressures in health/education, £150m to broadband, £100m to deprived communities and £50m for mental health.

Infrastructure: £400m - The UK government will allocate £200m per year for two year. It will enable the Executive to deliver the York Street Interchange Project  - designed to ease congestion on Belfast's motorways  - and other priorities.

Broadband: The government will contribute £75m per year for two years to help provide ultra-fast broadband for Northern Ireland.

Deprivation: In order to target pockets of severe deprivation so that all can benefit from growth and prosperity, the UK Government will also provide £2m per year for five years to support the Northern Ireland Executive to deliver this measure.

Health and education: The government will allocate an additional £50m per year for two years to enable the Executive to address immediate pressures in health and education.

The UK Government will allocate £100m per year for two years to support the Northern Ireland Ireland Executive's delivery of its priority of health service transformation.

Mental Health: The Government will provide £10m per year for five years to support the Northern Ireland Executive to deliver this measure.

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