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Northern Ireland given ‘red flag’ warning

Posted on October 29th, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

Richard Haass will try over the next few weeks to break the parading and flags deadlock that has so badly damaged the image of Northern Ireland internationally.  The former U.S… read more

Northern Ireland business news – July 2013

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

Up and down   Up   Higher transport and clothing costs drove up the UK rate of inflation from 2.4% in April to 2.7% in May.   Mortgage lending for.. read more

Business rates: is there an alternative?

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

Northern Ireland’s retail sector is in crisis.  Insolvencies are hitting both small independent retailers and well known high street brands.  Even when some companies such as HMV have emerged from.. read more

Could Europe’s Money Invest in Northern Ireland?

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

Northern Ireland is lined up for some very helpful and very large funding from the European Investment Bank.  The EIB is keen to lend hundreds of millions of pounds to.. read more

Why social housing costs more in Northern Ireland than in Britain

Posted on June 4th, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

Comparisons between Northern Ireland’s public spending and that of the other parts of the UK are revealing.  That Northern Ireland spends most on policing and security is to be expected. .. read more

Up and Down

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

Up Northern Ireland’s unemployment rose 1.5% in the last year and 0.4% in the last quarter, as measured by the Labour Force Survey.  It now stands at 8.4%, compared to.. read more

Are business rates breaking the retail sector?

Posted on April 1st, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

Northern Ireland’s retail sector is in crisis. Insolvencies are hitting both small independent retailers and well known high street brands. Even when some companies such as HMV have emerged from.. read more

Belfast Campus

Posted on April 1st, 2013 · Posted in Business Month

1. Can you provide an update of development plans for the Belfast campus? In March 2012, the University of Ulster submitted a planning application for its new £250 million Belfast.. read more

NI business news: Business Month

Posted on December 21st, 2011 · Posted in Business Month

Business Month – December 2011 Up and down Up Average weekly earnings in Northern Ireland rose 1.5% in the last year. Incomes are 20% below the UK average, but the.. read more

NI business news: Business Month

Posted on December 21st, 2011 · Posted in Business Month

Up UK inflation rose to 5.2% in September, up from 4.5% in August. China’s inflation rate has risen to 6.1%, having averaged 4.25% in recent years. United States’ inflation rose.. read more

Inactive unemployment: Business Month

Posted on December 21st, 2011 · Posted in Business Month

Northern Ireland’s latest unemployment figures are very worrying. An extra 500 people began claiming unemployment benefit in September. The unemployment rate here is now 7.6% – up from 7.0% a.. read more

Replacing crumbling infrastructure: Business Month

Posted on December 21st, 2011 · Posted in Business Month

For several years, the default position for major public infrastructure projects in the UK has been the Private Finance Initiative. But the situation has abruptly changed in recent months, with.. read more