Claim that NI could be UK's Hong Kong is questionable

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Article in Newsletter considering very recent NI compared to GB economic growth trends


Considering growth of NI economy start 2021 to mid 2023 (most up to date data), showing UK average growth has been higher (coinciding with the period of operation of the Protocol).

Period29 Sept 2023

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Media contributions


  • Northern Ireland
  • Northern Ireland economy
  • Northern Ireland economy, political impact on economy, devolution, devolved policies, economic policy, economic growth, UK growth
  • Northern Ireland economy, UK economy, economic growth, productivity, GDP, GVA, economic growth
  • trade
  • regional performance
  • Protocol
  • Brexit
  • Brexit economic implications
  • Brexit Protocol
  • Supply chains
  • Northern Ireland-republic of Ireland trade
  • trade diversion