Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

Magazine article Public Finance

In Brief

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HELP FOR CRIME VICTIMS

N Ireland introduces offender levy

A levy on offenders has come into force in Northern Ireland. It is expected to raise £500,000 a year, which will be used to support victims of crime. The Victims of Crime Fund will levy £5 for police fixed-penalty notices and £15 for court fines. Offenders serving up to two years in prison will pay £25 a year and those with longer sentences £50 a year.

CANCER PLAN FOR WALES

Minister urges health to take lead

The Welsh Assembly Government has published its Cancer Delivery Plan, which emphasises early diagnosis and proven treatments. Health Minister Lesley Griffiths said there was a need to improve cancer survival rates in Wales, especially among deprived communities. She urged health boards to take the lead and work with councils and the third sector to provide better cancer care services.

WATER GRANT LAUNCH

N Ireland to fund borewells

Northern Ireland Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O'Neill has launched a grant to ensure people living in remote areas have access to safe and affordable drinking water. …

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