Economy & Finance Blog Archive

Economy & Finance Blog Archive

Here you will find an archive of Economy & Finance Blog articles published before 1 January 2020, divided into their relevant categories.


Cover pages of the 2012 Economic Strategy and 2017 draft Industrial Strategy
From an economic to an industrial strategy

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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

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Employment & Labour Market


Enterprise and Investment


An image of an empty wallet
Reclaiming the power of the purse

Reading Time: 5 minutes Half way through the fiscal year, Northern Ireland (NI) still has no 2017-18 budget. A previous blog, Who has the power of the purse if the Assembly does not agree a budget?, set out the

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Research and Innovation