CEO reacts to news that the Irish Cabinet will approve Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol

04 July 2019

Reacting to the news that the Irish cabinet is expected to approve plans on Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol within the next two weeks, Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster said:

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Trade NI Sets Out Proposals for Business Rates Reform at Key Meeting

02 July 2019

At the start of the two-day key Department of Finance Policy Lab at PRONI looking at reform of Business Rates in Northern Ireland, Trade NI has set out its proposals for change.

Trade NI, which is the alliance of Hospitality Ulster, Retail NI and Manufacturing NI, is taking part in the two-day meeting of business organisations and senior Civil Servants.

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Trade NI launches in Belfast ahead of major Westminster event

20 June 2019

Trade NI – the new alliance between Hospitality Ulster, Manufacturing NI and Retail NI - has laid out its priorities for the future of the Northern Ireland economy today at its launch in Belfast, ahead of a major event in the House of Commons on 11th September. The group is extending an invitation to the wider business community at the launch event to the ‘Northern Ireland day’ in Westminster. 

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PODCAST HU Secures Cross Party Licensing Commitment

13 June 2019

In the latest HU Podcast 'Trade Talk', an empassioned CEO Colin Neill discusses his objection to the Special Events Licensing Consultation, and how HU's efforts during the consultation period have resulted in cross party written commitments to put licensing reform at the top of the agenda upon the return of the NI Assembly.

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HU Launches Hospitality 2030 Series With FREE Event In Derry This Month

11 June 2019

Hospitality 2030: The Why To Buy sees industry leaders set out their vision for the industry over the next decade in FREE event at L/Derry's Nerve Centre on the morning of 25th June. And you're invited!


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Licensing law reform on the horizon after cross party commitment

11 June 2019

Several weeks ago our outdated liquor licensing regime came into sharp focus as we raised the issue that a limited consultation from the Department for Communities on special events meant that only a small number of amendments would be made that would really only benefit the management of The Open due to take place next month in Portrush. 

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