The Brexit paperwork is just one worry for Northern businesses

Outside the Belfast bubble, there are few large industries in the North and public sector investment has slowed, a situation aggravated by the fact that there is no Stormont government

27th October, 2019

The road from Belfast to Dungiven is festooned with roadworks, but such public sector development seems to be less prominent of late the further west you travel in the North.

Outside Belfast, larger industry exists only in pockets, and problems for smaller businesses which have been perennial since the downturn – a lack of investment coupled with difficulties sourcing bank financing - have become endemic.

The new Brexit protocol for the North, currently on life...

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