Northern Ireland Retail Consortium welcomed Minister for Justice David Ford’s comments on modern slavery

LONDON, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium has welcomed the Minister for Justice David Ford’s comments and contribution to the debate on modern slavery. Aodhán Connolly, Director of the NIRC, stated “We are not only welcoming of the stance that the Minister for Justice has made on this issue but […]

Northern Ireland Retail Consortium welcomes the establishment of Business Improvement District (BID) for Belfast City Centre

LONDON, 2015-11-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium welcomes the news that traders have voted to establish a Business Improvement District (BID) for Belfast City Centre. A BID allows businesses within a defined area to come together on a number of important issues, including achieving reduced business costs through collective procurement […]

Northern Ireland Retail Consortium: Northern Ireland’s rates review warmly welcomed by the retail industry

LONDON, 2015-10-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The devolved government has today published a consultation paper aimed at reviewing Northern Ireland’s £588 million a year non-domestic rates system. The move has been warmly welcomed by the retail industry. Over the past two years the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium has led calls for a review, most recently […]

Northern Ireland Retail Consortium: Fundamental reform of the £588 million business rates system should be a top priority for next devolved government

LONDON, 2015-10-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Fundamental reform of the £588 million business rates system in Northern Ireland should be a top priority for the next devolved government in order to encourage investment and sustain jobs, according to the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium. The NIRC has launched a detailed 8-page policy paper entitled Business […]