Significant funding needed in Budget 2022 for the north west

The Northern and Western Regional Assembly is calling for a significant stimulus package in Budget 2022 to revitalise the economy in the region.

In its pre-budget submission, the NWRA has highlighted the economic challenges facing the North-West of Ireland and how the region’s economy is being left behind.

The report references issues such as the European Commissions decision to downgrade the north west from a ‘Developed Region’ to a ‘Transition Region’, and shows how capital spending on higher education was below the state norm in 8 out of the last 11 years.

David Minton, Director of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly says skills retention and keeping young people in the region is vital to its development: