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LMS Budget Statements

Finance, LMS Budget Statements

The main purpose of the Budget Statement is to indicate clearly the Board's planned spending for the forthcoming financial year on the direct and indirect costs of all schools to be covered by its LMS Scheme. Included within this are excepted items of expenditure, both mandatory and discretionary.

Having established the total resources available, the Budget Statement sets out clearly for each school how their budget share of the Aggregated Schools Budget has been calculated using the Board's resource allocation formula. This budget is fully delegated to Boards of Governors who are responsible for the planning and monitoring of expenditure.

The publication of matching Outturn Statements at the end of the financial year allows actual expenditure to be compared with budgeted expenditure at both Board and individual School level, taking into account in-year budget adjustments


The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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