23 June 2015

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CBI Northern Ireland Policy Roundup - June 2015

The latest on engagements with local political representatives...

CBI Northern Ireland Policy Roundup - June 2015

Political situation – CBI ups political engagement

CBI NI Council considered the current impasse in early June and agreed a new narrative. Members agreed that Northern Ireland’s future prosperity is best determined by locally elected representatives, though they must provide leadership and act responsibly, operate within the financial means at their disposal, and implement the Stormont House Agreement in full.

A full copy of the narrative is available to CBI members by contacting Nigel Smyth.

Also this month:

  • High level political engagement continues – with recent meetings with the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers, the DSD Minister, Mervyn Storey and meetings with a range of political representatives over the last few weeks.
  • The new Enterprise Minister, Jonathan Bell, joined around 100 CBI members for a breakfast briefing on 26 June to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the economy in the year ahead.

New Employment Bill – will we or won’t we?

Uncertainty surrounds the publication of the Employment Bill. The expected contents were discussed earlier this week at our CBI HR Masterclass. Time is running out for the Executive to formally launch this Bill if it is to pass through all its legislative stages during the current Assembly. Separately we expect consultations over the summer on the Holiday Pay calculation backstop, Tribunal Rules and the Posted Workers Enforcement Directive.

For more information on CBI's policy work, please contact nigel.smyth@cbi.org.uk