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Why Northern Ireland needs a larger university sector

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Business Month

There is a widespread misunderstanding as to the causes of Ireland’s growth during the years of the ‘Celtic tiger’. The assumption is that it was all based on lower corporation.. read more

The euro

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Business Month

A walk around the centre of Athens does not evoke a sense of crisis at the moment. Nor does a boat trip to the islands. The tourist season is underway.. read more

How ‘reshoring’ could boost Northern Ireland’s economy

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Business Month

Trends move in one direction, but often then turn again. So it is with offshoring. Back in the 1990s and early 2000s, many companies saw the opportunity to cut costs.. read more

Commercialising Northern Ireland’s public sector

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Business Month

Initial attention to the Stormont House Agreement focused, understandably, on welfare reform and other contentious items such as dealing with flags, parades and investigating Troubles-related violence. Consideration with regard to.. read more

Northern Ireland’s new infrastructure

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Business Month

A new public transport interchange in the heart of Belfast connected to a modern shopping plaza and high quality office accommodation could be the first project financed through the new.. read more

What the welfare reforms mean for Northern Ireland’s economy

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Business Month

There has been enormous confusion about the cost to Northern Ireland of the UK Government’s welfare reforms. While the figure of £750m has been widely quoted, it has become clear.. read more

Self employment in Northern Ireland

Posted on August 4th, 2015 · Posted in Business Month

If your image of a self-employed person is a consultant carrying a briefcase, think again. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the most common jobs for the self-employed.. read more

Explaining Northern Ireland’s welfare reforms

Posted on November 6th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

There has been enormous confusion about the cost to Northern Ireland of the UK Government’s welfare reforms. While the figure of £750m has been widely quoted, it has become clear.. read more

Is there a future for manufacturing in Northern Ireland?

Posted on November 6th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

The potential closure of the JTI factory in Ballymena, with the loss of nearly 900 jobs, is a warning shot for the whole of Northern Ireland.  Nor is JTI alone… read more

Self employment is the new employment

Posted on November 6th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

If your image of a self-employed person is a consultant carrying a briefcase, think again.  According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the most common jobs for the self-employed.. read more

Coleraine becomes NI’s Data Centre capital

Posted on September 18th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

There was little on offer in the Budget specifically targeted at Northern Ireland. But Coleraine benefited from one announcement that is expected to lead to new jobs and substantial investment… read more

Learning from Scotland

Posted on September 18th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

Scotland has significant economic advantages over Northern Ireland. It is not separated from the rest of the UK by the Irish Sea, so its distribution costs are lower than ours. .. read more