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Northern Ireland Competitiveness Scorecard Published

The Economic Advisory Group (EAG) has today published the first Northern Ireland (NI) Competitiveness Report. Download the EAG Competitiveness Summary Report Download the UUEPC NI Competitiveness Report The EAG provides independent advice to the Minister for the Economy aimed at challenging and developing public policy and strategic thinking on the NI and UK economies.  Central [...]

2017-05-23T22:39:55+00:00 August 4th, 2016|

Bridget Rosewell appointed to EAG panel

Bridget Rosewell was welcomed on to the EAG panel last week as its newest member. A professional economist and business woman, Bridget brings a wealth of experience to the role. She has founded several economic consultancies, all of which are still successfully operating, and also has several non-executive roles with major organisations. Bridget has just [...]

2017-05-23T22:39:55+00:00 December 15th, 2015|

Michael Ryan to receive honorary degree from UU

EAG panellist Michael Ryan is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Ulster for services to business and corporate social responsibility. He is one of twelve individuals chosen for their leadership, progressive thinking and integrity to receive the award this summer. Ulster University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Richard Barnett, announced the distinguished list, which includes representatives from [...]

2017-05-23T22:39:55+00:00 July 6th, 2015|

Minister Bell appoints Ellvena Graham as new chair of EAG

Enterprise Minister Jonathan Bell today announced the appointment of Ellvena Graham as the new chair of the Northern Ireland Economic Advisory Group (EAG). Ellvena Graham succeeds Dame Kate Barker, DBE and will take up the role immediately. The appointment will last for three years. Minister Bell said, “Ellvena Graham brings a depth of knowledge and [...]

2016-06-07T21:50:34+00:00 June 18th, 2015|

EAG calls for decision on Corporation Tax

The EAG has renewed its call for a decision to be reached soon on devolving Corporation Tax to Northern Ireland. At the EAG's last meeting on 13 October 2014 the group discussed the economic implications of the devolution of Corporation Tax to Northern Ireland. The Chair of EAG, Dame Kate Barker DBE said, "Following commitments [...]

2016-06-07T21:50:46+00:00 October 23rd, 2014|

EAG comments on the announcement of an economic pact for NI

The EAG has noted the announcement today by the UK Government and NI Executive of an Economic Pact for Northern Ireland. The Chair of EAG, Kate Barker said: "It is positive that the UK Government and NI Executive have been working to develop an economic pact to help improve the economic opportunities for Northern Ireland." [...]

2017-05-23T22:39:55+00:00 June 14th, 2013|

EAG publishes Annual Report

The Economic Advisory Group published their annual report today, on the day representatives from the Group provided evidence to the Enterprise, Trade and Investment (ETI) Committee at Stormont. EAG Annual Report 2012-2013 The Economic Advisory Group published their annual report on the day representatives from the Group provided evidence to the Enterprise, Trade and Investment [...]

2017-05-23T22:39:55+00:00 May 16th, 2013|

EAG presents recommendations to improve business access to finance

The Economic Advisory Group today published its detailed analysis into the issues affecting Northern Irelands SME businesses accessing finance in the current economic climate. The Group presented its report and recommendations for action to the Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster. The EAG Chair Kate Barker stated, "The Group was asked by Minister Foster to examine the [...]

2017-05-23T22:39:55+00:00 March 14th, 2013|

EAG meets Enterprise Minister on business access to finance

The Economic Advisory Group met the Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster yesterday to update her on their analysis into the issues affecting Northern Ireland businesses accessing finance in the current economic climate. The Group is currently finalising its recommendations before presenting its report to the Enterprise Minister next week. EAG Chair Kate Barker stated, "The Group [...]

2017-05-23T22:39:55+00:00 March 6th, 2013|

EAG investigates business access to finance

The Economic Advisory Group met in Invest NI headquarters today to continue their important analysis into the issues affecting Northern Ireland businesses accessing finance in the current economic climate. EAG Chair Kate Barker stated, "Access to Finance remains one of the most important issues for business at this time. This is a strong message which [...]

2017-05-23T22:39:55+00:00 August 17th, 2012|