Retail NI Comments on NI Secretary of State Statement

Retail NI has responded to the statement made by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to the House of Commons on Devolution talks.

Retail NI Chief Executive Glyn Roberts said:

“Government in Northern Ireland cannot be run on a ‘care and maintenance’ basis for much longer. Key decisions on funding for key infrastructure projects need to be made, not postponed”

“Having no devolved government and continuing political limbo directly contributes to further instability which is neither good for business nor the economy as a whole”

“This completely unacceptable situation cannot continue”

“We strongly welcome the decision of the Secretary of State to publish political donations to the local parties”

“Since planning powers have been passed to local councils, Retail NI has consistently called for full transparency of political donations to ensure there is full confidence in the process”


Glyn Roberts 07515 710517