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Still a lot of uncertainty in store for Northern Ireland economy

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Difficulties: the sea ports around Ireland fear freight traffic will face congestion

Difficulties: the sea ports around Ireland fear freight traffic will face congestion

Difficulties: the sea ports around Ireland fear freight traffic will face congestion

Even the pessimists should now plan for a new normal. The economy will function again without special Covid-19 measures and the debate will centre on how we restore output in the regional economy and find new employment and new employers to replace the businesses which have closed, or downsized.

The new normal will have distinct differences. High street retailing will be a smaller part of the jobs market.

Businesses across Northern Ireland will need to adjust to the post-Brexit conditions. Now, only a few weeks away from the final changes to be caused by Brexit, the new business environment for retailers and their suppliers remains problematic.


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