Funding increase for NHS
It is expected that Northern Ireland will receive a share of the extra £20 billion a year spending promised to the NHS by 2023 by the UK Prime Minister, Teresa May. This could mean an additional £600 million a year in real terms. It is expected that day-to-day spending on the health service in Northern Ireland in £2018/19 will be just over £5.3 billion. However, any government in place in Northern Ireland would not be obliged to spend the money on health.