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Belfast becomes UK’s professional support centre of choice

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

Belfast has developed a niche specialism: it is a support centre for major international professional firms. Two Big Four accountancy firms – Deloitte and EY – two major law firms.. read more

There are two Northern Irelands

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

Northern Ireland is experiencing a new division – but this is not a division based on religion. Instead the new division separates the parts that are benefiting from the early.. read more

Farewell to the Middle Class

Posted on March 14th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

We are all middle class now – aren’t we?  Actually a strong case can be made to argue that while there is a growing middle class in the emerging markets.. read more

Northern Ireland’s business news

Posted on March 14th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

Business Month – news – March 2014   Up and down   Up   For the eighth consecutive month, the majority of Northern Ireland surveyors have reported rising house prices… read more

Why Northern Ireland needs to up its game on exports

Posted on February 5th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

Northern Ireland has a small population, with the second lowest average income per head of any part of the UK.  It also has a weak private sector and an excessive.. read more

Northern Ireland’s business news: February 2014

Posted on February 5th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

Bus Month February 2014    Up and down   Up   Gross mortgage lending in the UK has risen to its highest level since 2007.  The December figure was £17bn,.. read more

Cities lead on economic growth

Posted on January 19th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

By the year 2025, Belfast will be one of the world’s 20 richest cities in the world, measured by GDP per capita.  That at least is the prediction of the.. read more

Business news in Northern Ireland: January 2014

Posted on January 19th, 2014 · Posted in Business Month

Up   House prices in Northern Ireland will rise 4% in 2014, predicts the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  UK house prices are expected to rise 8% and London’s 11%… read more

A6 or A2? – Which route should the Belfast-Derry route take?

Posted on November 9th, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

£250m capital spending reallocations   Finance minister Simon Hamilton has reallocated £250m of public expenditure that cannot be spent as previously approved.  This includes £80m of potential revenue underspends in.. read more

Northern Ireland’s missing ingredient – a USP

Posted on November 7th, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

The mantra has been that we have to move away from dependence on the public sector, to ‘rebalance our economy’.  Yet announcements of new Foreign Direct Investment in contact centres.. read more

Northern Ireland’s enterprise zones ‘will go ahead’

Posted on November 7th, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

Progress on the establishment of enterprise zones in Northern Ireland will continue says finance minister Simon Hamilton, despite the withdrawal by environment minister Mark H. Durkan of the Planning Bill… read more

Northern Ireland’s business news

Posted on November 7th, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

Up and down   Northern Ireland’s employment rate rose by 0.1% to 66.7% in the quarter ending August. The UK rate rose by 0.3% to 71.7%.   UK retail sales.. read more