Education and training policy is devolved to Northern Ireland, meaning the result of Northern Ireland Assembly elections will have the biggest impact on education in NI. The results of UK General Elections does not impact education policy in NI, but it will impact the Northern Ireland Executive's overall budget - which is spends on things like education.
Other policy areas devolved to Scotland include:
- The NHS, healthcare and social services
- Housing, tenant rights and rents
- Economic development
- NI Assembly and local elections - including voting age
- Environment and planning
- Justice and policing
- Some aspects of energy, transport and benefits
For a full list of devolved powers click here.
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