Tue 22nd Nov 2016
NI Chamber & NI Executive Office hold Programme for Government briefing
Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) held a briefing with the NI Executive Office on the current draft Programme for Government (PfG) earlier today (22 November 2016).
Hosted by A&L Goodbody, Joe Reynolds, Director for the Programme for Government, briefed 40 members on the document which is out for consultation until 23 December 2016.
The Programme for Government is the highest level strategic document of the Executive – setting out the priorities that it will pursue in the current Assembly mandate, and the most significant actions it will take to address them.
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.”
The PfG contains 14 strategic outcomes which, taken together, set a clear direction of travel and enable continuous improvement on the essential components of societal wellbeing. They touch on every aspect of government, including the attainment of good health and education, economic success and confident and peaceful communities.
The outcomes are supported by 48 indicators which will allow the NI Executive’s performance to be measured. These will show how the Executive is performing in relation to the outcomes and will provide a basis to monitor progress and take corrective action (click below and follow the links to read more around each outcome and indicator).
NI Chamber will be submitting a business-led response to the consultation following feedback received from members at the briefing.
Any members who would like to feed in comments to the response can do so by emailing Christopher Morrow, Head of Communications and Policy at NI Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of NI Chamber’s response to the first draft Programme for Government consultation can be downloaded here.
Further information on the consultation is available via the NI Executive Office’s website here.