Department for the Economy

From 9th May 2016 the Department for the Economy encompasses; the functions of the former Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment; the functions of the former Department of Employment and Learning with the exception of the Employment Service.

Agencies and Other Associated Bodies

Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland

The Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland was set up in 1964. It is a non-departmental public body and reports to the Department for the Ecomomy.

General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland

The Consumer Council is a non-departmental public body established through the General Consumer Council (Northern Ireland) Order 1984.

Geological Survey of Northern Ireland

Geological Survey for Northern Ireland provides geoscience information and services to inform decision making.

Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland

Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland is responsible for the promotion and enforcement of health and safety at work standards in Northern Ireland.

Industrial Court (Northern Ireland)

The Industrial Court (Northern Ireland) is a tribunal with legal powers whose main function is to adjudicate on applications about legal recognition and derecognition of trade unions for collective bargaining purposes, where such recognition or derecognition cannot be agreed voluntarily.

Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland (Invest NI) is responsible for supporting business development, to assist in increasing productivity and export levels, attract inward investment, and help establish a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Labour relations Agency

The Labour Relations Agency was established in 1976 as a Non-Departmental Public Body with responsibility for promoting the improvement of employment relations in Northern Ireland.

Tourism Ireland

Tourism Ireland Limited was formed by the Government of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Executive, under the auspices of the North South Ministerial Council.

Tourism Northern Ireland

Tourism Northern Ireland is the trading name of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and is responsible for the development of tourism and the marketing of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination.

Publications in this Department