Mon 27th Nov 2017
NI Chamber comments on UK Industrial Strategy
Commenting on the Industrial Strategy White Paper, Ann McGregor, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber), said:
“Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper – a very positive and constructive document which recognises the inclusivity needed between government, business and the education sectors to drive forward UK growth.
“It has set some strong priorities and very innovative actions and Northern Ireland’s potential to benefit from dovetailing with many of these is clear. However to capitalise fully on this there must be representation from the devolved administrations on all of the institutions and forums that are being established to support the strategy.
“Furthermore, to benefit from the UK Industrial Strategy fully, it is crucial that Northern Ireland also has its own Economic Strategy which due to a lack of Executive has only got as far as the consultation stage earlier this year. This is crucial in ensuring that the UK’s main objective ‘improving living standards and driving growth across the whole country’ can be met.”