27 March 2015

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CBI Northern Ireland Policy Roundup - March 2015

The latest on Corporation Tax, education reform, employment law and new Government departments,,, 

CBI Northern Ireland Policy Roundup - March 2015

  • Corporation tax – we need your help. Over the coming weeks we will be putting together a number of case studies on how a lower Corporation Tax rate will impact on investment and jobs – particularly in SMEs. Please contact david.fry@cbi.org.uk
  • Education reform – CBI has welcomed the Assembly’s Education Committee’s acceptance that computing/programming should be taught from the earliest stages in school, a key recommendation in ‘Step Change. Separately CBI Director Nigel Smyth met with the Board of the Council For The Curriculum Examinations & Assessment in early March to discuss ‘Step Change’ and in particular the key characteristics and behaviours sought by employers
  • Employment Law: the long awaited Reform Bill is now expected to be introduced into the Assembly in early June. Once published, we will hold an information event in late June looking into the detailed clauses of the Bill and the reforms therein
  • New Government Departments – CBI has welcomed the reduction in government departments including the creation of a Department of the Economy and Department of Infrastructure, both reflecting CBI priorities. Read our press statement from 2 March 2015.

For more information on our policy work or to register for the CBI Northern Ireland monthly e-update, contact david.dry@cbi.org.uk