4 March 2017

  |  CBI Press Team

Update

Politicians must refocus efforts towards forming a functioning devolved Executive

The CBI has commented on the result of elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Politicians must refocus efforts towards forming a functioning devolved Executive

Angela McGowan, CBI Northern Ireland Director, said:

“We congratulate all the candidates on their election to the Assembly. With the election now over it is time for our politicians to refocus their efforts towards forming a functioning devolved Executive.

“Economic prosperity and political stability go hand in hand. With the immense changes that lie ahead as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, the economic stakes for Northern Ireland are exceptionally high.

“To successfully steer us through this challenging period, and facilitate the creation of a competitive economy that can generate 50,000 new jobs by 2021, business needs a fully functioning Executive that delivers long term political stability.”