Business Month

Belfast becomes UK’s professional support centre of choice

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 – Allen and Overy as well as Herbert Smith Freehills – plus recruitment agency Alexander Mann Solutions and financial services firm FinTrU have all recently opened […]

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

£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 the current financial year and £115m of capital spending freed-up by the delays on the construction of the new A5 Londonderry to Dublin road, which

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Northern Ireland’s enterprise zones ‘will go ahead’

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.   Amendments to the Planning Bill had been tabled by Peter Weir of the DUP that would have  enabled the First Minister Peter Robinson and

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