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Federation engages with Head of the Civil Service

The Federation was this week delighted to be joined by Dr Malcolm McKibbin, Head of the Civil Service, for an informal dinner with members that focused on the arrangements for the Northern Ireland Executive’s new Programme for Government after May 5th’s election.

As we now understand it, we expect the Executive parties to have agreed a high level, outcomes focused Programme for Government by the end of May. This will then be subject to public consultation and detailed co-design work on the delivery frameworks underneath it over the coming six months.

In addition, a revised Investment Strategy, Economic Strategy and Budget for the years 2017/18 to 2020/21 will be in place by Christmas.

There will be an extensive programme of engagement with Federation members on these documents once they begin to come out in the public domain.

In addition, Des Armstrong, Director of the Central Procurement Directorate, also joined us for the informal dinner – and we look forward to welcoming him back to a similar event in early June. More details to follow.

For further information please contact David Fry on 028 9087 7143 or