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This report presents key findings from the Young Persons’ Behaviour and Attitudes Survey (YPBAS) 2022, carried out between September 2022 and March 2023, in relation to careers advice and guidance to year 11 and 12 pupils in Northern Ireland and their future intentions.

Published 22 November 2023Statistical reports

This circular provides guidance for GCSE and Essential Skills qualifications on entry to further education.

Published 21 November 2023Circulars

This paper explores a pre-tax profitability measure derived from components of businesses' returns between 2017 and 2021 as captured by the Northern Ireland Annual Business Inquiry (NIABI).

Published 16 November 2023Research and analysis

The department monitors recently published relevant research reports and, each quarter, produces a summary in the Research Digests for wider dissemination.

Published 15 November 2023Research and analysis

This circular updates the list of possible responses that should be used by each college when information regarding equality data is being requested from the individual attending the college.

Published 13 November 2023Circulars

The guide offers an overview of current provision in the early learning and childcare sector, including training opportunities currently provided by the department.

Published 10 November 2023Guidance literature

Equality screening for the Draft Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland: 10 Year Plan.

Published 07 November 2023Impact assessments

The UK and Turkish Governments have announced plans to begin talks on an updated trade agreement in 2024. The deal would replace the existing UK-Turkey FTA that could boost trade and help UK companies maximise opportunities in this area.

Published 25 October 2023Research and analysis

Research carried out by Queen's University Belfast Business School in partnership with the Economic and Social Research Institute examining economic inactivity in Northern Ireland given the persistently high rates of inactivity in NI compared to other UK countries.

Published 23 October 2023Research and analysis

Project Gigabit's aim is to achieve the UK government’s target for gigabit-capable broadband to be available to 85% of the UK premises by 2025, and over 99% by 2030.

Published 20 October 2023Impact assessments

The Department for the Economy is seeking to appoint a new chairperson to the board of Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI).

Published 19 October 2023Forms

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the free flow of personal data from the EU to the UK is underpinned by a data adequacy decision.

Published 12 October 2023Research and analysis

This circular revises the process for data entry and claims for the Step Up Project. Step Up is funded through the New Deal for Northern Ireland funding package and managed by the Department for the Economy.

Published 11 October 2023Circulars

This is the ninth annual survey of FE college leavers in Northern Ireland. Data was collected approximately six months after completing and achieving a regulated qualification, at Level 3 or below, in the 2021/22 academic year.  

Published 10 October 2023Research and analysis

First degree and postgraduate students with narrow STEM qualifications gained at NI HEIs (10X Strategic Goal) – 2017/18 to 2021/22.

Published 04 October 2023Research and analysis

Department for the Economy has published this Action Plan in response to the Independent Review of Invest NI.

Published 04 October 2023Corporate reports

This screening template relates to the Invest NI Action Plan which will address the recommendations made in the Independent Review of Invest NI report (published 11 January 2023).

Published 03 October 2023Impact assessments

Choosing technologies where NI has a competitive edge and high growth potential will enable us to capitalise on opportunities presented by local and global trends, positioning NI at the forefront of development in these areas.

Published 28 September 2023Impact assessments

Psychometric testing is increasingly used as part of the recruitment and selection process.

In this feature, we take a look at what it is, why it is used, common myths, as well as providing some practical advice to help you prepare for a psychometric test.

Published 27 September 2023Guidance literature

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