Category Archives: Growth

Northern Ireland Executive must seize opportunities and invest to grow a modern economy and raise living standards for all

Ireland Secretary of Unite, Jimmy Kelly, to launch his union’s economic proposals document at Long Gallery, Stormont today October 28th: Jimmy Kelly, Ireland Secretary for Unite will launch his union’s twenty-page discussion document ‘Growing the Economy & Living Standards’ today … Continue reading

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Unite General Secretary, Len McCluskey, to launch ‘Growing the Economy & Living Standards’ document at Stormont

Paper to raise proposals to help address economic challenges facing Northern Ireland October 25th: Announcing that Unite Regional Secretary, Len McCluskey would speak at the launch event for Unite’s proposals for an economic alternative, the union’s Ireland Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, … Continue reading

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An economic development strategy based on corporation tax race-to-bottom will fail to deliver growth

Report fails to offer anything for manufacturing sector facing unsustainable energy costs and needing investment support Committee threatens to open up skills provision to private sector but silent on need for increased funding for Further & Higher Education September 7th: … Continue reading

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Closure of AFBI’s Crossnacreevy research centre another blow to establishing a sustainable, high-value added economy

Decision forced by NI Executive austerity policies which are damaging the long-term future of our economy AFBI has lost funding for research programmes on potato breeding, renewable energy, biomass and poultry production August 19th: Responding to the announcement that the … Continue reading

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Jimmy Kelly welcomes signals that NI Executive is unlikely to lower corporation tax

Race-to-the-bottom competition for tax haven status will not deliver Parties need to adopt a proactive approach to growing a productive, balanced economy Ireland Secretary for Unite, Jimmy Kelly, welcomed comments by DFP Minister Arlene Foster signalling that the NI Executive … Continue reading

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