The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment is seeking views and comments on a draft Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) carried out by the Department on proposals to extend the natural gas network in Northern Ireland to further towns in the West and North-West. For more information, click HERE
Consultation on future consumer representation arrangements in Northern Ireland
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) is seeking your views on the future arrangements for consumer representation in Northern Ireland. For more information click HERE
Consultation on the Northern Ireland Draft Innovation Strategy 2013-2025
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on behalf of the Executive Sub - Committee on the Economy are seeking your views on what actions are needed to help transform Northern Ireland into one of the most innovative regions in the UK. For more information click Here
CONSULTATION ON THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF THE DRAFT 2014-2020 ERDF INVESTMENT FOR GROWTH AND JOBS PROGRAMME FOR NORTHERN IRELAND
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment has launched a statutory consultation seeking views on the findings of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the draft 2014-2020 ERDF Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland. For more information click HERE
CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE GAS (APPLICATIONS FOR LICENCES AND EXTENSIONS) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1996 AND PUBLISHED CRITERIA
Criteria for Gas Licence Applications and Applications for Consent to Construct major Pipe-lines, Gas Storage or LNG facilities Following consultation, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment has finalised its updated “Published Criteria” against which the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation will assess any application for a gas conveyance, gas storage, gas supply or LNG Licence in Northern Ireland
Further Consultation on the Provision of Basic and Superfast Broadband Services across Northern Ireland
For more information, click here
Consultation on the Northern Ireland 2014 – 2020 ERDF Investment for Growth & Jobs Programme
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment is seeking your views on the activities proposed for inclusion in the 2014-2020 ERDF Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme for Northern Ireland. For more information, click HERE
The consultation paper can be obtained by clicking on the link below. Any comments are required by 6 September 2013
Details of related organised consultation events can be viewed by clicking HERE
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) is seeking your views on a Financial Capability Strategy for Northern Ireland Consumers. For more information, click HERE
"Public consultation events have been organised to provide an opportunity for people to give their views on the draft Financial Capability Strategy. They will be held 2pm on Tuesday 21 May at Loughry College, Cookstown, at 2pm on Wednesday 22 May at the Playhouse Theatre, Londonderry, at 2pm on Thursday 30 May at Belfast Central Mission and at 2pm on Thursday 6 June at Craigavon Liesure Centre."
Strategic Environmental Assessment of Petroleum Licensing in the Internal Waters of Northern Ireland (Belfast Lough and Larne Lough)
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) is currently developing a criteria for Petroleum Licensing in the Internal Waters of Northern Ireland (the Plan). The plan will provide a framework for how petroleum licensing will be undertaken in the internal waters of Northern Ireland.
Click HERE for more information
On 14th February 2013 Minister Arlene Foster published the NI Action Plan for Horizon 2020.
You can access the plan by clicking HERE.
For further information please contact Simon Grattan NI Horizon 2020 Manager.
MATRIX, the Northern Ireland Science Industry Panel
In April 2013, Minister Foster launched the MATRIX Sustainable Energy Horizon Panel Report, which makes recommendations on how Northern Ireland can exploit the opportunities that exist in the sector.
The report, along with the previous MATRIX reports are available to download from www.matrix-ni.org
On 7 November 2012, the Executive announced a £200million Economy and Jobs Initiative to support people, business and investment.
You can access the Economy and Jobs Initiative at the link below:
Northern Ireland Economic Strategy
On 13 March 2012, on behalf of the Executive Sub-Committee on the Economy, the Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster, published the Northern Ireland Economic Strategy.
You can access the NI Economic Strategy by clicking HERE
Current Position of the NI Economy
A series of powerpoint slides providing a detailed assessment of the current position of the NI economy and analysis of the long standing structural challenges which are constraining growth are attached at the link below: