Assembly Election

New 'fiscal council' will assess Stormont finances (and multi-year budgets)

Gary McDonald Business Editor
WHEN British chancellor Sajid Javid rises to his feet on March 11 to deliver his first Budget since the Tories swept to power in Westminster, like his predecessors he'll doubtless start his statement - long before he gets to the nuts and bolts of how better or worse off we'll all be - with reference to the Office for Budget Responsibility.