Category Archives: Economy

Tourism growth continues in 2017

Pound sterling depreciation has meant the trend of growth of external markets and a shrinkage of the domestic market has continued into 2017. The 2016 tourism sector performance analysis was positive, relaying...

Brexit: A border council perspective

Over a year on from the EU Referendum, the Northern Ireland business community continue to watch and investigate the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. However, for the economy...

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...