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Minister Announces Economic Recovery Action Plan

Economy Minister, Diane Dodds, has today launched the Economic Recovery Action Plan which sets out a road map to rebuilding the economy from the impact of the pandemic.

The report identifies supporting a highly-skilled workforce, stimulating research and development, building a greener economy and promoting investment, trade and exports as the drivers to recovery.

It also identifies a number of actions the Department plans to take to stimulate growth. These include:

  • the development of a flexible skills fund;
  • widening access to apprenticeships by removing the age cap;
  • developing proposals to implement a Northern Ireland artificial intelligence centre of excellence;
  • delivering the High Street Stimulus Scheme;
  • delivering a Tourism Voucher Scheme to stimulate demand;
  • accelerating delivery of City and Growth Deals; and
  • developing a green innovation challenge fund.

Economic Recovery Action Plan

View the full report and action plan