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A joined-up approach to growth

In April 2017 Helm and Fold housing associations merged to form Radius Housing. The new social housing provider draws on a combined 80 years of expertise, knowledge and customer service excellence. Radius...

The Brexit economy

Owen McQuade looks at the unfolding Brexit chaos and its impact on the Northern Ireland economy. Despite warnings of a calamitous downturn in the immediate wake of the vote to leave the...

Brexit and the labour market

In what is the first full year of statistics since the referendum outcome, agendaNi analyses whether economic uncertainty has had any impact on the labour market. The Northern Ireland employment rate remains...

Lower paid wage increase

The weekly earnings of full-time employees in Northern Ireland has risen consistently with the rate of the UK and lowest paid workers appear to have benefited from the increase. Despite a recorded...

State of dependence

On the back of the Taylor review which proposes categorising workers outside the mainstream of full-time unemployment as ‘dependent contractor’, Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ (ICTU) John O’Farrell outlines union moves to...

Brexit and cross-border trade

Geographic location and economic interaction both place Northern Ireland in a particularly exposed position to changes in the economic relationship between the UK and EU, writes Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)...

Opposing sides

As the timeline for conclusion of the Brexit negotiations draws ever narrower, polarising attitudes on the need for haste from the two camps are evident. The circulation of the above image by...