Tag: Department For The Economy
8 months ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Every RHI claimant forced to repay subsidies could get their cash back after civil servants admit...

Every RHI claimant forced to repay money because they were allegedly over-claiming the lucrative subsidies could be i...

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8 months ago
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A blackout crisis may be beyond point of no return, with little evidence of panic

At 7.33am yesterday morning, the antiquated Unit Two at Kilroot Power Station on Belfast Lough’s northern shore had t...

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8 months ago
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Belfast estate agent Des McGranaghan prosecuted over standards in first case of kind for six years

A case taken against a west Belfast estate agent is the first prosecution to result from a complaint over standards i...

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8 months ago
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Top Belfast estate agent for court on charges of breaching trading regulations

Belfast estate agent Des McGranaghan is to appear in court next week.

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9 months ago
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Blackout fears as DfE finally admits major gap looms in NI power supply this winter

The Stormont department responsible for energy has finally admitted there will be a major gap in Northern Ireland’s e...

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9 months ago
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Directors disqualification bid dropped against four people in Wrightbus case

Directors disqualification proceedings have been dropped against four people linked to Wrightbus in a case arising fr...

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9 months ago
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Invest NI support ‘will boost NI economy by over £480m’

Economic development agency Invest NI has said its support for companies during 2022/23 will contribute to investment...

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9 months ago
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Authorities admit to power station problem with NI at risk of blackouts as well as facing a massi...

Most of the workers at Kilroot Power Station’s coal-fired units have been told they’re losing their jobs as it is due...

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10 months ago
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Millions of pounds ploughed into renewable energy projects for NI

Public and private sector projects are ploughing millions of pounds into forms of renewable energy in Northern Ireland.

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about 1 year ago
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Stormont’s absence hindering work of housing associations, says NI federation chief

His face was well known among those sector leaders promoting members’ interests during Brexit negotiations and follow...

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about 1 year ago
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NI High Street Voucher scheme: Department ‘did not consider equality’ when it excluded under-18s

The Department for the Economy did not comply with equality rules in its decision to exclude under-18s from the £145m...

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about 1 year ago
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Wrightbus: Court date looms for Jeff Wright and company directors

A record 14 people formerly linked to Wrightbus face a High Court hearing this week which could restrict their future...

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over 1 year ago
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Administrators of Wrightbus settle cases against Green Pastures Church

Evangelical church Green Pastures in Ballymena has swerved a legal showdown with the administrators of Wrightbus afte...

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over 1 year ago
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Wrightbus: Legal action against 14 directors ‘no reflection on new firm’s success’

Legal proceedings against 14 people over the insolvency of Wrightbus should not detract from the success of the bus b...

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over 1 year ago
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Sam McBride: Bright idea might have unintended consequences on the electricity grid

In December, most people in Northern Ireland will wake up one day to find that their household has an extra £500 to s...

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over 1 year ago
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Sam McBride: Electric heaters unintentionally encouraged by UK subsidies, straining a creaking el...

In December, most people in Northern Ireland will wake up one day to find that their household has an extra £500 to s...

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over 1 year ago
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Time to take control of our own electricity: Allister

Stormont’s Economy Minister has been urged to intervene in the governance of the controversial monopoly company respo...

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over 1 year ago
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Jim Allister urges DUP minister to take control of NI electricity amid monopoly controversy

Stormont’s Economy Minister has been urged to intervene in the governance of the controversial monopoly company respo...

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almost 2 years ago
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Sam McBride: A secret Stormont decree points to deep problems that could affect us all

On the evening of March 29, a senior Stormont official received an unusual order from DUP minister Edwin Poots’s Stor...

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almost 2 years ago
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Not easy for Stormont to explain why it broke its promise to RHI claimants, department’s lawyer a...

The RHI scheme was never intended to subsidise the main business of companies in Northern Ireland, a barrister for th...

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almost 2 years ago
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Arlene Foster’s RHI guarantee read in court as boiler owners seek to reverse subsidy cuts

Arlene Foster’s personal cast iron guarantee about the all but unalterable nature of RHI subsidies was read in the Co...

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about 2 years ago
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Sam McBride: Why we all may be paying more for electricity thanks to Stormont failures and a litt...

At a monopoly company few people have even heard of, something very odd is going on. It has been happening for years ...

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about 2 years ago
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Sam McBride: Secretive and defensive, Northern Ireland Civil Service remains profoundly flawed in...

If there’s one thing civil servants love, it’s bureaucracy: reports, strategies, committees, consultations, organisat...

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about 2 years ago
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Up to £660m of RHI money may go unspent by Stormont

Stormont is on course to waste at least £420m — and perhaps as much as £660m — over the next 20 years due to its fail...

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about 2 years ago
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‘No plans’ to ration Northern Ireland’s energy over supply fears

There are no current plans to ration energy in Northern Ireland, after a leak of a worst-case scenario plan in the Re...

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about 2 years ago
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Cost of living crisis leads to 15.5% slump in retail footfall

Footfall in Northern Ireland’s shops declined by 15.5% during February as the cost of living crisis appeared to hit s...

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about 2 years ago
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Economy is being distorted by Invest NI focusing on Belfast, claims MLA

Under-fire economic development agency Invest NI supported 1,656 jobs in Belfast in 2020, compared to 146 in Foyle, f...

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about 2 years ago
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Investment in Northern Ireland ‘will suffer’ with no Executive, says former Economy Minister Simo...

Former DUP Economy Minister Simon Hamilton has said it’s “deeply troubling” that the lack of an Executive is hamperin...

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about 2 years ago
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Margaret Canning: Frustration for Invest NI as it deals with budget uncertainty

Invest NI, which supports economic development here through grants to companies, is in a frustrating predicament wher...

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about 2 years ago
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US firms axing plans to invest in NI because of Stormont crisis

Foreign investors who were keen to set up in Northern Ireland are going elsewhere because the fall of the Executive m...

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about 2 years ago
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High Street scheme payments to 6,000 accounts ‘won’t have to be spent local’

Around 6,000 people who are to receive £100 into their bank accounts under the High Street voucher scheme will not be...

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about 2 years ago
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Education cuts plans branded ‘an attack on a generation’

Cuts to higher education in Northern Ireland to patch up a funding black hole at the Department for the Economy (DfE)...

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over 2 years ago
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Invest NI keeping its counsel over economic effect of the protocol

Invest NI, the agency that markets Northern Ireland to overseas business investors, has refused to say whether the Br...

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over 2 years ago
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Last day to use £100 Spend Local voucher on Northern Ireland high street

The final deadline to spend the £100 high street voucher is approaching, with up to midnight on Sunday being the last...

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over 2 years ago
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NI high street voucher: Full benefits of £145m scheme ‘lost by extension of deadline’

The full benefits of the £145m Spend Local scheme may have been lost for reasons that include its extension until Chr...

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over 2 years ago
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NI high street voucher: Almost 5,000 still waiting for card ahead of next week’s spend deadline

Almost 5,000 people are still waiting to receive their £100 Spend Local card just a week before the deadline to use it.

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over 2 years ago
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£100 Spend Local card drives bumper November for Belfast retailers

The £145m Spend Local stimulus scheme has fuelled a bumper November for Belfast retail as shopper numbers surpassed p...

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over 2 years ago
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Sam McBride: Fracking in Northern Ireland - an obscure leak, public health, billions of pounds......

Six days ago, an obscure website set up by an Argentine-American biologist published portions of a leaked report comm...

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over 2 years ago
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Northern Ireland holiday at Home scheme scrapped as other options are considered

The £2m Holiday at Home voucher scheme has now been scrapped, with other ways of supporting the tourism industry unde...

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