Business Environment

For the construction industry to flourish and achieve its undoubted potential, there are a number of critical issues with affect its business environment…

From the performance of our local councils in terms of making speedy decisions on planning applications, to the need for planning policy to have within it an economic ‘golden thread’, to issues around tax and the National Living Wage, to the need to have a competitive employment law framework in Northern Ireland, it is critical that the Executive stays on top of those issues which impact on the industry’s competitiveness in the increasingly global economy.

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Building Site Theft - information from the PSNI

The PSNI have recently seen an increase in the number of reports of theft of metals such as copper and other equipment such as boilers from partially built or vacant properties. The police recognise the cost of not only replacing such items but the collateral damage their removal can cause. The Police have increased their focus on preventative patrolling however cannot deal with this issue in isolation and need to increase awareness of how contractors can safeguard partially completed houses and building sites.


  • A&L Goodbody
  • BDO Northern Ireland
  • CPL Northern Ireland
  • Danske Bank
  • Fleet Financial
  • Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group