Wed 6th Jul 2016
NI Chamber Programme for Government response and workshop
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) has submitted its response to the Draft Programme for Government consultation which closed on Friday 22 July 2016.
The response stemmed from a workshop which was held on 1 July 2016, providing NI Chamber members with an opportunity to input directly into the consultation process. Firms present at the session included representatives from A&L Goodbody; AES Kilroot; Asda; Capita; Crash Services; Danske Bank; interface; Queen’s University; Ulster University and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council.
NI Chamber has previously welcomed the new document as “a major step in creating the basis for political, economic and social progress in Northern Ireland.”
Commenting on the workshop held for members, Christopher Morrow, Head of Communications & Policy at NI Chamber, said:
“It is extremely important that the business voice is heard as part of the consultation process. This morning’s session was extremely constructive, with a wide range of sectors represented including manufacturing; retail; energy; banking; education and professional services.
“NI Chamber stands by to assist in any way it can to support a Programme for Government that helps grow the business sector that puts jobs, pride and dignity into our communities. That provides diversity of opportunities for a highly educated and skilled workforce. That delivers timely world class infrastructure, and better more efficient public services.
“The PfG’s new outcomes and indicators format should also ensure that progress is readily measured, and identifies a clear role for collaborative working between the public, voluntary and private sectors, individuals and communities.”
A copy of the NI Chamber Programme for Government response can be requested by emailing Christopher.Morrow@northernirelandchamber.com.