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  • 4

    Aug
    2010
    Purchasing Power: Download Your Copy Today
    “Helping manufacturing companies in Northern Ireland buy and use electricity efficiently.” NI Manufacturing and Carbon Trust have launched  Purchasing Power , an interactive publication designed to help  members improve their electricity procurement practices and drive down costs.  In addition the publication highlights electrical energy efficiency measures which could provide NI Manufacturing members with 5-10% savings on electricity bills.  DOWNLOAD YOUR CO...

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  • 3

    Aug
    2010
    Plug Into The Future - Electric Vehicles In Northern Ireland
    Could you ‘plug into’ Northern Ireland’s exciting plans to install electric vehicle charging posts? Electric vehicles offer a clean, green and economical alternative to petrol and diesel powered transport.  Electric motoring is no longer something for the future. It is here now, and will become an increasingly common method of transport. Northern Ireland is applying to become one of the 3-6 cities/regions in the UK to install electric charging infrastructure.&nbs...

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  • 7

    Jul
    2010
    Enquiry Into Barriers To The Renewables Sector
    NIM have been consulted by the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment which is examining the barriers to the development of renewable energy production and its associated contribution to the Northern Ireland economy. Specifically the Committee will: ·         Consider the current mechanisms at national, regional and local level to support and assist renewable energy production;·   &nb...

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  • 28

    Jun
    2010
    Regulator Forecasts Drop In Autumn Energy Prices
    At the latest briefing for Northern Ireland energy users the Electricity Regulator forecast a drop in energy prices this autumn. He predicted a 5% reduction in regulated transmission charges for electricity from 1st October 2010, together with a forecast 7.5% reduction in regulated wholesale energy costs. Members should remember that this is only a forecast which is subject to confirmation when tariffs for the forthcoming year are published at the beginning of August. We will of course keep memb...

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  • 25

    Jun
    2010
    Are You Being Visited By Land & Property Services?
    Now that the proposed revaluation of non-domestic  property scheduled for 2011 has been postponed until 2015, NIM believe that Land and Property Services will use the additional time gained to update rating valuations in the present list, to take account of alterations and extensions added over the past few years. A recent announcement disclosed that some 70 planning officers from DoE Planning Service have been transferred to LPS - this will obviously mean an increase in retrospective exami...

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  • 25

    May
    2010
    Revaluation Cancelled!
    Following his announcement last year that the revaluation of business premises due in 2010 would be postponed until April 2011,  Finance Minister Sammy Wilson today announced his decision not to proceed with the revaluation of non domestic properties, planned for April 2011 at all.Speaking about his decision, the Minister said: “I announced last year that I was postponing the revaluation of non domestic properties until 2011. I had taken this decision in light of the instability in th...

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  • 22

    Mar
    2010
    Executive must prioritise economic growth
    In an astonishingly frank speech at the All Island Infrastructure Investment Conference in Dundalk on 11th March, Finance Minister Sammy Wilson said he believed the Executive had not done enough to advance long-term economic growth in Northern Ireland.Addressing delegates at the 5th annual event, the Minister said: "Our Programme for Government was published over two years ago and I believe that, when you look at the progress we have made in developing our economy’s long term growth potent...

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  • 20

    Mar
    2010
    NIM disappointed with Regulator’s Report
    The long-awaited Utility Regulator’s report into business electricity tariffs in Northern Ireland and how huge price increases were communicated to customers is insufficient in its scope and disappointing in its conclusions. Only 17 companies which had submitted written complaints about the rise in the energy bills were interviewed, which is simply not enough to gain a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the cost rises, which have taken such a toll on the manufacturing sector.Comment...

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  • 19

    Mar
    2010
    Free professional advice at your fingertips from nibusinessinfo
    Even the most experienced business people can benefit from specialist professional advice from time to time, and when it’s free, instantly available and constantly updated, it’s a real business benefit. Invest Northern Ireland’s nibusinessinfo.co.uk website offers exactly that. It is the most comprehensive source of online business information and advice in Northern Ireland with 14 subject areas covering key topics such as finance and s, health and safety and sales and mar...

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  • 26

    Nov
    2009
    NIM Evidence to the Enterprise Trade & Investment Committee
    View NIM's evidence to the Enterprise Trade & Investment Committee:-http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/northern_ireland/newsid_8378000/8378897.stm?t=1942s...

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