Research Papers 2015

Synopsis: Below you will find a list of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee research papers published in 2015

Impact of reducing the VAT rate on tourism goods and services in the Republic of Ireland

- Date: 26/11/2015

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Northern Ireland Tourism: Sectors

- Date: 19/11/2015

This paper seeks to outline the tourism sectors which Tourism Northern Ireland is currently focused on. It is intended to accompany Paper 125/15 (NIAR513-15) on Northern Ireland’s tourism structures.

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Northern Ireland Tourism: Structures

- Date: 19/11/2015

This paper seeks to outline the government structures which impact the development of tourism in Northern Ireland. It provides a brief overview of the roles of Tourism Northern Ireland (Tourism NI) and Tourism Ireland & also examines a number of other government functions which interact with tourism development. The paper also provides a brief overview of changes to these structures resulting from the Hunter Review and the anticipated realignment of Northern Ireland’s Government Departments.

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Background, overview and progress on Going for Growth – June 2015

- Date: 17/06/2015

This paper provides an overview of the key elements of the Going for Growth Action Plan, the current state/health of the agri-food sector, and an assessment of the performance of DARD and DETI in relation to actual implementation of particular recommendations/actions identified within Going for Growth.

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ETI Committee Stakeholder event: ‘Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs in A Reduced Tax Environment’

- Date: 11/06/2015

This Briefing Paper provides an overview of an event hosted by the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment on the 14 April 2015, as part of their Inquiry into ‘Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs in a Reduced Tax Environment, which was attended by leading members of Northern Ireland’s business community, their representative bodies and representatives from other areas including further and higher education.

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Support for Entrepreneurship in NI and ROI

- Date: 11/06/2015

This briefing paper compares the range of support for entrepreneurship in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (RoI). It examines these supports against the background of the recently published RoI policy framework, the National Policy Statement on Entrepreneurship in Ireland. The paper provides an overview of the relevant schemes and initiatives delivered in NI and RoI. It also highlights the tax based incentives provided to entrepreneurs and initiatives that specifically target High Potential Start-Ups (HPSUs).

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Northern Ireland’s Global Competitiveness in Comparison

- Date: 11/06/2015

This briefing paper compares economic conditions in regions where Invest NI’s global offices were located. As comparable sub-national data was unavailable, country level data has been used in order to make comparisons.

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ETI Committee - Stuttgart visit

- Date: 11/06/2015

This briefing paper provides an overview of the presentations which Committee Members received during a visit to the Stuttgart Region on the 25 and 26 of March 2015, hosted by the Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (WRS), which formed part of the Committee’s inquiry into Economic Growth and Job Creation in a Reduced Tax Environment. The paper concludes by identifying points of learning which may feed-into the Committee’s inquiry.

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IDA Ireland: Regional targets and policy measures

- Date: 11/06/2015

This briefing paper seeks to outline the objectives set out by IDA Ireland in attracting FDI outside of Dublin and Cork; to evaluate the success in meeting these targets; and to outline the new regional goals in the latest FDI strategy.

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Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment’s business survey – headline results

- Date: 11/06/2015

This paper paper outlines the headline results of the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment’s survey of Northern Ireland businesses. In total 223 businesses completed this survey which ran from the 1 January 2015 until the 10 March 2015.

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