Under the terms of the Stormont House Agreement the devolution of corporation tax powers is inextricably linked to new welfare changes in the North. Photograph: Eric Luke

New evidence has emerged that potential overseas investors are “deferring, sometimes permanently” decisions about the North because of the uncertaint(...)

British prime minister David Cameron wants to ensure  the economic recovery “reaches all parts” of the UK. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The pledge by British prime minister David Cameron after returning to Downing Street to devolve corporation tax power to the Northern Ireland Executiv(...)

The number of people in employment in Northern Ireland jumped by 11,000 to 821,000 over the three months to June. But the statistics do not show just how many of those 11,000 people came to the North to find a job. Photograph: PA

The fact that you can buy Portuguese sardines on Irish Street in Dungannon reveals more about the North’s changing labour market than local taste buds(...)

A computer generated image of the proposed new Titanic Quarter offices. Subject to planning permission it is anticipated that the building will open in autumn 2015, accommodating a further 2,000 workers in the area.

Titanic Quarter Limited has lodged a full planning application for major new offices which are portrayed as the “largest new commercial development” p(...)