A Northern Ireland local education authority’s accounts have been qualified
for overspending by £6.5m despite under-spending on its schools budget by £1m.
Ulster comptroller and auditor general John Dowdall said the South Eastern
Education and Library Board was barred by regulations from exceeding its
approved resource allocation plan totalling £265m.
It blamed the overspend on rising spending on special education outside of
its control because funding is not demand led.
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