Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. An Assembly committee has said that Northern Ireland credit unions and mutual societies should benefit from  any new lower rates of corporation tax.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Assembly committee concerned financial services sector won’t profit from lower rates

Every passenger that departs from a UK airport must pay Air Passenger Duty (APD) although rates vary depending on the destination and ticket class, most people currently pay £13 on the price of a short-haul ticket.

Shortfall in income would have to be made up by public finances

David Dobbin: “The sheer scale and breadth of the harbour’s business means that it plays a critical role in the economy in terms of being a major economic driver.”

Sale of lucrative real estate an option for Northern Executive

First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness with Dr Brendan Mooney, Managing Director of Kainos Software

Invest NI supporting project with finance totalling £4.7m

The value of the overall deal could be in the region of £13 million (€17.7million)

Company to pay an initial £4.9m for US software firm

Every employer in the UK has a duty to be aware of the different legal rate for the National Minimum Wage which varies from an apprentice rate of £2.73 per hour to the adult rate (21 and over) of £6.50 per hour

Firms failed to pay workers the National Minimum Wage

A worker at the Andor Technology factory  in Belfast. The firm  is actively seeking 18 voluntary redundancies at its Belfast operations.  Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Parent company Oxford Instruments confirms exercise to make cost savings of £6m

Jim Clerkin attends DuJour Magazine and NYY Steak celebrating Chrissy Teigen with FENDI timepieces and Moet Ice on  in New York City. Photograph:  Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for DuJour

Having grown up on a pig farm, Jim Clerkin’s early years with Guinness paved the way to top Moët Hennessy USA post

 Ulster Bank and its parent company Royal Bank of Scotland are to create 350 additional jobs at an Ulster Bank customer contact centre in Belfast. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New employees will provide support for RBS, NatWest and Ulster Bank customers

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