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Wholesale gas prices continue to fall

April 25, 2016 - 9:51 am in In Depth

Wholesale gas prices have plummeted over the last 12 months with average prices so far in April down 40 per cent compared with April 2015 and down 4 per cent compared with last month, according to the latest Wholesale Energy Market Report published by Vayu…

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New waste management direction confirms need for £240m Becon Project

April 13, 2016 - 9:35 am in In Depth

The Department of Environment’s (DOE) Environmental Policy Division has confirmed that the recent EU Commission Communication on the Circular Economy…

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Hospitality sector set to lose up to £16m over Easter period as anger grows

March 24, 2016 - 9:38 am in In Depth

A snapshot survey of the membership of Hospitality Ulster has uncovered that the hospitality sector in Northern Ireland is expected to lose up to £16…

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Manufacturing in Northern Ireland – Opportunity for Growth

February 4, 2016 - 7:05 am in In Depth

Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI CEO, looks at the opportunities for growth within the manufacturing sector. Northern Ireland manufacturing is rich in knowledge, skills and experience, founded on a strong heritage. Our large number of manufacturing businesses…


NI Chamber: A more innovative solution to the current business rates system must be found

February 3, 2016 - 10:35 am in In Depth

A more innovative solution to the current business rates system must be found – that is the key message provided by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) in a response the latest government consultation held by the Department of…

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Small businesses reveal resilience amid concern for future of employment – FSB

January 21, 2016 - 2:18 pm in In Depth

THERE is a real concern for the future amongst small businesses in Northern Ireland in terms of access to skilled employees, despite an increase in confidence being shown in the latest Small Business Index (SBI) from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)…

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60% of women believe that men get paid more

January 19, 2016 - 7:55 am in In Depth

A new report by Cpl, the Belfast and Dublin based recruitment agency, has highlighted significant differences in perception of gender equality between male and female colleagues in the workplace. According to Cpl’s Employment Market Monitor findings for…

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Deloitte predicts surge in photo sharing in 2016

January 14, 2016 - 8:08 am in In Depth

The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has today announced its predictions for the sector in 2016. The news comes following the launch of Deloitte’s TMT Predictions 2016, now in its sixteenth…

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Challenges remain but businesses upbeat about 2016

January 14, 2016 - 7:42 am in In Depth

Competition, the performance of the NI Executive and the strength of the pound have been cited as the biggest concerns for businesses in 2016. The findings form part of the latest Quarterly Economic Survey for Q4 of 2015 released this week by Northern Ireland…

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Unleashing business growth: NI Chamber outline key priorities to help grow the local economy in 2016

January 5, 2016 - 8:20 am in In Depth

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has outlined a number of key priorities to help grow the local economy in 2016. Speaking on behalf of the business organisation, which represents over 1,200 businesses across Northern Ireland,…