Mon 9th Dec 2013
Business community has high expectations of Haass talks
The leading business organisations, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce, CBI Northern Ireland, Centre for Competitiveness, Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors, have jointly issued the following statement this morning (Monday 9 December 2013).
“As the Haass talks resume in Belfast today, the business community is urging our political leaders to grasp the opportunity of the talks process to help to continue to build confidence as the economic recovery takes hold in 2014.
“The next two weeks provide a window of opportunity within which the entire business community, and we believe the vast majority of the wider community, wishes to encourage our politicians to use constructively and wisely. There is a high expectation within the business community that these talks can and indeed must deliver solutions within this timeframe.
“As we look towards a strengthening economic recovery in 2014, an agreement on these issues will provide a significant boost to confidence and stability. It will also create the conditions where we can collectively focus on how we can create better paid jobs, and more of them.”