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One business leader said  industry leaders had told the British government directly that the no-deal Brexit plan would not work in Northern Ireland but that their concerns were ignored. Photograph: Bloomberg

The UK government’s “shambolic” no-deal Brexit plan “leaves Northern Ireland hung out to dry”, industry leaders from all sectors in the North have war(...)

Students from anti-Brexit protest group outside Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Business leaders across all sectors in Northern Ireland were “extremely frustrated” by the UK prime minister’s decision to park the House of Commons v(...)

Among other deals, the UK Chancellor has set aside £2 million for the “recovery and regeneration” of Belfast city centre following the massive fire which devastated Primark’s landmark store at Bank Buildings in the centre of the city at the end of August

The UK Chancellor has earmarked an additional £320 million (€360 million) to a “Northern Ireland Executive” in his latest budget as the North marks ne(...)

Sinn Féin’s northern leader Michelle O’Neill called for a special London-Brussels meeting to solely deal with the concerns of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The British government was treating Northern Ireland with contempt in relation to its guidance on the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, Sinn Féin’s Nor(...)

One in every four businesses in the North has scaled back growth and investment plans because of the Brexit vote

The quarterly economic survey from the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and business advisers BDO shows that local firms ended 2016 m(...)

British  chancellor of the exchequer  Philip Hammond, who delivered his autumn statement this week.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/AFP/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s proposed lower rate of corporation tax of 12.5 per cent from April 2018 will “will not be enough to attract inward investment on i(...)

One in five local firms have reported a drop in turnover because of the referendum result, while two in every five firms say costs have risen, particularly raw material costs for manufacturers

One in every three firms in the North has scaled back or put growth and investment plans on hold following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, according(...)

From left: Ann McGregor (NI chamber), Brian Murphy (BDO), Maureen O’Reilly (NI chamber economist) and Christopher Morrow (NI chamber).

One in four firms in the North has revised plans for their business as a result of the UK’s EU referendum vote, with the majority likely to pause or f(...)

Dr Esmond Birnie, PwC chief economist in Northern Ireland: “If the pound remains low that could boost price-sensitive sectors.”

Global organisations may view Northern Ireland as a more attractive “investment and acquisition location” following the Bank of England interest rate (...)

Dark days in Belfast: Brexit referendum result has potential to create shock waves in the North. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Just 10 days ago Mike Thomson was happily converting Parisians to the delights of his Young Buck cheese and dreaming of a Northern Ireland victory at (...)

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