Economy & Finance

Economy & Finance

Economy

Women’s economic transition to retirement

Reading Time: 6 minutes While women are increasingly better educated than men, they earn less, feel less financially secure, provide the bulk of unpaid care, have smaller pensions, face greater hardship in later life and struggle to pay for

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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

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Economic impact of cuts to the Higher Education sector

Reading Time: 3 minutes Education and training are key factors in economic progress, acting as a means of raising productivity. Whilst other factors can result in short-run economic improvements, education and training are critical to embedding long-term growth. As

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The National Living Wage and Northern Ireland

Reading Time: 3 minutes The introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) could have a number of impacts in Northern Ireland (NI), raising the earnings of those aged over 25, but potentially creating issues for Small to Medium Enterprises

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Energy

Finance

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Departmental forecasting and analysis (October update)

Reading Time: < 1 minute This dashboard visually presents departmental Total Forecast Outturn (TFO) data for capital and resource spending in two parts: departmental expenditure profiles; and departmental forecast performance. This dashboard has been compiled by the Public Finance Scrutiny

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Departmental forecasting and analysis (September data)

Reading Time: < 1 minute This dashboard visually presents departmental Total Forecast Outturn (TFO) data for capital and resource spending in two parts: departmental expenditure profiles; and departmental forecast performance. This dashboard has been compiled by the Public Finance Scrutiny

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Northern Ireland economy: Autumn 2020 update

Reading Time: 8 minutes As Northern Ireland (NI) emerges from the widespread COVID-19 public health crisis into a phase of more localised outbreaks and disruption, there have been numerous bleak economic developments. Claimant counts are sky high; output is

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