Proposing of Motion 4 on Economy

Conference notes the huge amount of money wasted in the provision of segregated public services — £1 billion per annum, as well as the economic distortion caused by Northern Ireland’s dependency upon the public sector, low manufacturing output and high reliance upon the retail sector.

Conference views the development of the Northern Ireland economy as crucial to the realisation of greater integration and appreciation of our society’s diversity.

Conference calls for rates relief, streamlined planning and lower tax rates, to encourage start-ups and investment to rebalance Northern Ireland’s economy to the private sector.

Conference calls for an all-party Economic Forum to discuss the economic future of Northern Ireland.

Proposer: Tom Ekin

Seconder: David Alderdice

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