Commenting after today’s spending review announcement by the Chancellor, Construction Employers Federation Managing Director John Armstrong said:
The 2017 Assembly election came at a critical time in Northern Ireland’s history. The entire business community sees political stability as vital to our medium to long term economic prospects...
Our industry wants devolution to work and it wants to see the Northern Ireland Executive take a much more strategic and outcome focused approach, setting ambitious yet deliverable targets for the economy.
Our manifesto sets out how we believe the Executive can make good on this vision.
Over two and a half years since the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive, local construction firms have made it very clear that a market recession is likely, if not already happening. This is the key headline from the latest State of Trade Survey, for the first half of 2019, conducted by the Construction Employers Federation.
The Federation has today, along with 20 other local business representative bodies, signed a statement to the new Secretary of State, Julian Smith, and the leaders of our main political parties calling for political representatives to redouble efforts to restore The Assembly and The Executive.