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Grant Thornton: Hotel figures confirm tourism’s record year

Leading business advisory firm, Grant Thornton, has said the record number of hotel rooms sold in Northern Ireland last year reflects a tourism sector that is in growth mode. More than 2.3 million rooms were sold throughout 2019, representing an increase of 4% on the previous year, according to official figures released by the Northern…

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Statement in response to the publication by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency of the Labour Force Survey August – October 2019

Andrew Webb, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton, said: “The Northern Ireland labour market continues to defy the uncertainty within the global economy and is challenging the pessimism being expressed in many sentiment surveys. “The labour market added nearly 40,000 jobs in the year to October 2019. This is excellent news for the local economy and the…

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Grant Thornton comments on new car sales figures


Andrew Webb, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton, said: “The new car registration figures from SMMT for September reflect a growing unease that is emerging across the Northern Ireland economy. “New registrations for September are down by more than 4% compared to a year ago. Consumers are watching as Brexit grows ever more uncertain. This uncertainty has…

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