From an economic to an industrial strategy

Following on from a recent blog post on ‘a revised strategy for Northern Ireland’s Economy’, this post looks at the Department for the Economy’s draft Industrial Strategy and highlights some of the key similarities and differences between the new strategy and its predecessor.

Cover pages of the 2012 Economic Strategy and 2017 draft Industrial Strategy
Cover pages of the 2012 Economic Strategy and 2017 draft Industrial Strategy

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World Trade Organisation and the implications for Northern Ireland trade

During a House of Commons debate on Article 50 in February 2017, Brexit Minister, David Jones, confirmed that if the UK failed to secure a deal with the EU during negotiations, it would fall back on World Trade Organisation (WTO) terms of trade. This blog article outlines what the WTO is and how trading on WTO terms might impact NI trade position.

World Trade Organization public forum in 2016
World Trade Organisation public forum in 2016 (Image: World Trade Organisation under Creative Commons)

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A revised strategy for Northern Ireland’s Economy

By Eóin Murphy, Michael Scholes, and Aidan Stennett

The Northern Ireland Executive is currently revising its Economic Strategy.  What are the key factors it should take into consideration when carrying out this revision?

Copy of the Northern Ireland Executive’s Economic Strategy and the Programme for Government Consultation Document
Copy of the Northern Ireland Executive’s Economic Strategy and the Programme for Government Consultation Document

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Does Northern Ireland need a tourism strategy?

Despite the absence of a centralised tourism strategy, the sector makes a significant contribution to the Northern Ireland economy and has exceeded targets set out in the previous Programme for Government.

Dark Hedges, County Antrim (Image: Valerie Hinojosa, under Creative Commons)
Dark Hedges, County Antrim (Image: Valerie Hinojosa, under Creative Commons)

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What are the trade implications for Northern Ireland of the UK leaving the EU?

A referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is to take place on Thursday 23rd June. Voters will be asked ‘Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?’ This blog post looks at the possible trade implications for Northern Ireland of a UK exit from the EU.

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