Economy & Finance
Addressing the Digital Divide in Northern Ireland
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog article focuses on key UK Government, Northern Ireland Executive and Departmental initiatives which are currently in place to address the digital divide in Northern Ireland (NI). Following on from the previous blog post
An overview of the Digital Divide in Northern Ireland
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog article provides a brief overview of the ‘Digital Divide’. Drawing on the Northern Ireland experience, it explores key characteristics of the Digital Divide, as well as the importance of closing this divide, especially
High street regeneration: What can we learn from other cities?
Reading Time: 6 minutes Data recently released by the footfall-counter Springboard highlights how the number of shoppers in the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) town centres was down by a third (32.7%) when compared to April 2019, despite the easing of
Employment & Labour Market
Reading Time: 7 minutes Recent figures show a decline in part-time work in Northern Ireland (NI) since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. This article describes recent job losses and investigates their impact on employment among women in NI.
Northern Ireland Gender Pay Gap: a 2021 update
Reading Time: 7 minutes By Michael Scholes & Aidan Stennett To highlight International Women’s Day, the following article updates our previous blog article examining the Gender Pay Gap in Northern Ireland, presenting the latest available data. The UK Government
Northern Ireland Gender Pay Gap – 2020 update
Reading Time: 7 minutes By Michael Scholes & Aidan Stennett To highlight International Women’s Day, the following article updates our previous blog article examining the Gender Pay Gap in Northern Ireland, presenting the latest available data.The UK Government defines
Enterprise and Investment
Departmental forecasting and analysis: Most recent update
Reading Time: < 1 minutes This dashboard visually presents Northern Ireland’s departmental Total Forecast Outturn (TFO) data – capital and resource spending – when released to the Public Finance Scrutiny Unit (PFSU), located in the Finance & Economics Team of
Spring Statement 2022: Blossoming prospects for NI?
Reading Time: 4 minutes By Nathan Mulholland and Eileen Regan On 23 March 2022, the United Kingdom (UK) Chancellor delivered his 2022 Spring Statement, which this article considers from a Northern Ireland (NI) perspective. The Chancellor made his decisions
Snapshot of COVID-19 Funding: Department for Communities
Reading Time: < 1 minutes This visualisation provides a series of interactive graphs compiled by the Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe), which offer a snapshot of government funding allocated by the Department for Communities (DfC) to address key challenges