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NIIRTA Expresses Disappointment Over Regeneration Powers Delay To Local Councils
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has expressed disappointment that vital Regeneration Powers will not be transferred until 2016 rather than April 2015. [read more]
NIIRTA Response To Staff Overtime Holiday Ruling
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has commented on the recent judgements from the European and domestic courts on holiday payable to employees and how it is calculated. [read more]
Health Minister introduces Food Hygiene Rating Bill
Health Minister Jim Wells has introduced the Food Hygiene Rating Bill to the Assembly. The bill will, if passed, make it compulsory for Northern Ireland food businesses to display their hygiene ratings under the 'Food Hygiene Rating Scheme' (FHRS). [read more]
NIIRTA Comments On Draft Budget
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has welcomed the focus on economic development in today’s Budget unveiled by DFP Minister Simon Hamilton, but expressed concern over cuts in Further and Higher Education. [read more]
NIIRTA Meets With New DSD Minister
A delegation from the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has met with the newly appointed Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey MLA. [read more]
Robinson launches Small Business Saturday Campaign
First Minister the Rt Hon. Peter D. Robinson MLA has launched this years Small Business Saturday Campaign. [read more]
Ballynahinch to be rekindled as market town: Storey
Social Development Minister, Mervyn Storey MLA, has today launched exciting new plans that will see Ballynahinch rekindled as a vibrant market town. [read more]
Business Community Faces Huge Rates Challenge in 2015
Northern Irelands Private Sector is a facing a perfect storm of challenges with Business Rates in 2015-that was the message of the Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) in its evidence to the Assembly Finance and Personnel Committee this morning. [read more]
£4.5million programme Connects business with Further and Higher education - Farry
Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry today launched the third phase of the Departments successful Connected programme, Connected 3. [read more]
Comber business benefitting from Empty Premises Rate Relief  Hamilton
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton MLA has said that the Empty Premises Rate Relief Scheme continues to benefit both town centres and business owners. [read more]