The Competitiveness Scorecard benchmarks NI’s competitiveness relative to a range of European and OECD countries over the most recent five-year period.
This report provides an overview of research commissioned by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) on the economic implications of a UK exit from the EU for Northern Ireland.
This research presents a comprehensive, rigorous and impartial assessment of the scale and nature of the impact of Brexit on the UK economy.
The EAG undertook a review of Access to Finance in March 2013, which had been extensively raised as a key issue facing local businesses at the time. The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the current situation around access to finance for SMEs in Northern Ireland. It considers progress against each of the 13 recommendations made in the EAG Report, along with a broader review of new evidence available in relation to both bank finance and other types of finance for early stage and growth businesses.
This report presents a Competitiveness Index to provide base case information on the Northern Ireland economy. It examines the methodological and process issues that have arisen and how these have been addressed and gives the results of the index 2012/13 with analysis and interpretation.
Following discussions with the DETI Minister, the EAG decided to undertake a review of Access to Finance for businesses within Northern Ireland as part of its work programme for 2012/13.
The draft 2011-15 PfG was supported by the NI Economic Strategy and the draft Investment Strategy for NI, both of which were published for consultation at the same time. This is the EAG response to the three documents.
This paper sets out the EAG response to the BIS consultation on the Revision of the IDA, 1982 and concludes that Northern Ireland is in a unique position in the UK and that retention of its automatically assisted area status would benefit the region.
This consultation set out options that could be taken to support rebalancing of the Northern Ireland economy, including the issues involved in devolving the power to vary the corporation tax rate for profits in Northern Ireland.
This report presents an insight into the Northern Ireland economy from the Group’s perspective, provides a synopsis of the work programme that the EAG has fulfilled over the previous year and an indication of the work programme that the Group intends pursuing in the current year and beyond.
This paper sets out research undertaken on behalf of the EAG to help inform its response to the HM Treasury consultation paper on rebalancing the Northern Ireland economy.
EAG welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the draft Budget and this submission reflects the views of EAG members following consultation with a number of Northern Ireland government departments, other economic stakeholders and analysis of the Executive’s spending proposals.
EAG welcomes the opportunity to provide a response to the Economic Strategy framework. This submission reflects the views of EAG Members and is structured to reflect the key issues that we believe need to be addressed before a final framework is agreed, and the Economic Strategy developed.