Despite significant progress, no final agreement has been reached on the creation of new bodies to deal with the past. The government continues to support these provisions of the Stormont House Agreement and is providing better outcomes for victims and survivors. We will now reflect with the other participants on how to move forward and reach a broad consensus on legislation. “A New Beginning: The Stormont Agreement and the Implementation Plan”A new launch – final document (PDF, 692KB, 67 pages) builds on previous political agreements and brings the goal closer to a Northern Ireland where politics works, the economy is growing and society is stronger. Today`s breakthrough is an important turning point for Northern Ireland. The agreement ensures the sustainability of Northern Ireland`s budget, defines how we will deal with paramilitary groups and could provide a basis for a common future for the people of Northern Ireland. These include measures of welfare and paramilitarism, at the heart of the impasse, as well as the obligation of a start date and a start rate for the decentralization of corporation tax (April 2018 to 12.5%). It also contains information on other aspects of the Stormont House agreement, including a northern Ireland Assembly bill to reduce the number of MPs for each constituency from six to five. The progress we have made is a testament to the commitment and hard work of the northern Ireland parties, supported by Theresa Villiers and the Irish Government, and I am very pleased that we are moving in that direction. It is now essential that the parties in Northern Ireland use this agreement as a platform for a stable decentralised government, which provides daily important issues for the population. After ten weeks, an agreement was reached, A Fresh Start: the Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan, published on 17 November 2015. This is a good day for Northern Ireland and a fresh start for a de decentralised government.
This agreement addresses the issues that have cast the greatest shadow over the future of decentralized institutions. The agreement means that Northern Ireland`s finances can be restored on a sustainable basis, ending the long-running budget dispute. The fight against paramilitarism and organised crime has been revived in the foreground and it is clear that such activities will never be tolerated. And there will be reforms of the executive and the Assembly to make decentralisation work better. The Social Reform Act in Northern Ireland is part of a process to stabilise political institutions in Northern Ireland. It follows a package between the British and Irish governments and the main parts of Northern Ireland: the Fresh Start Agreement. This document provides a guide for the bill and the agreement. Today`s agreement is another step towards the government`s goal of building a better and safer future for all northern Ireland residents. www.communities-ni.gov.uk/articles/department-communities-implementation-its-fresh-start-agreement-commitments After ten weeks of intense party discussions at Stormont House, the Northern Ireland Executive, as well as the Government of the United Kingdom and Ireland, have agreed on a series of measures to address the two key issues on which the discussions were discussed: ensuring full implementation of the Stormont House Agreement; And to face the effects of the continuation of paramilitary activities. The law respects part of the fresh-start agreement.
The political situation in Northern Ireland deteriorated in 2015: the Fresh Start agreement as a whole is an attempt to overcome these difficulties. They first expressed delays in the implementation of the Stormont House agreement of December 2014. The aim was to make progress on controversial issues such as parades, flags and the management of the past, and to implement British social reforms in Northern Ireland, while offsetting their effects while maintaining balanced budgets.