October 19, 2011

Core MD joins Economic Advisory Group

Core Systems are proud to announce that Managing Director Patricia O’Hagan has joined the Economic Advisory Group.

The Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Arlene Foster, established the Economic Advisory Group (EAG) on the 28 May 2010. The Group was established following the recommendation of the Independent Review of Economic Policy, to create a focused group of experts, from economics, business and skills. Its primary role is to provide independent advice to the DETI Minister, aimed at challenging and developing public policy and strategic thinking on the Northern Ireland economy.

The composition of the EAG includes a number of independent economists, business leaders from indigenous and foreign-owned companies in Northern Ireland. The group is chaired by independent economist Kate Barker CBE, former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, and involves experts from the fields of business, skills and economics.

To date, the EAG has produced four reports:
•A response to the draft budget (14 February 2011);
•A response to the economic strategy consultation (25 February 2011);
•Research on the impact of reducing corporation tax (26 May 2011);
•Its response to the Treasury’s consultation on rebalancing the economy.