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Gov't finances 'under pressure from all angles'

Treasury member says increased demand on public services and pay awards among the challenges for government

Increased demand on services, pay rises to civil servants and rising costs have all put pressures on government's spending.

That's the view of political member for Treasury, Bill Henderson MLC.

His comments come following this week's Budget, which included a 2% increase to the higher rate of income tax.

Mr Henderson says government's finances are facing a range of challenges, including the public sector wage bill:

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