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Professional and Business Services Sector Deal Roundtable- Belfast

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The Professional and Business Services Research Group is coming to Belfast (Bedford House, 16-22 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7FD) on 21st March to seek your views on the of the sector for incorporation into its Sector Deal.

A key component of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, Sector Deals are partnerships between Government and business to address sector-specific issues which will help to raise productivity, employment and competitiveness. Other sectors, such as automotive, life sciences, creative industries and aerospace have already agreed a Sector Deal with Government.

The Professional and Business Services Sector is a large, successful but somewhat fragmented part of the British economy, incorporating such diverse elements such as accountancy, legal services, consultancy and advertising. It accounts for 11 per cent of UK GVA and its exports, growing at an annual average rate of 6 per cent, are far exceeding national trade performance. The Sector is highly productive but also acts as an enabler to other parts of the economy by providing advice for those firms to grow, become more competitive and raising productivity levels for the whole of the British economy.

The Research Group sees the Sector Deal as a means of securing long term engagement with government to ensure that the Sector maintains and enhances its competitiveness, expands its exports and diffuses higher productivity throughout all parts of the economy.

We don’t want to see the Deal written and approved in Central London, with no consideration of the distinctiveness of other parts of the economy. That being the case, the Sector Deal Research Group is embarking on a process of consultation and discussion throughout all nations and regions of the UK. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to directly shape the future of the Sector and to shape government policy.

We hope that you will therefore be able to attend and contribute to a discussion on what the Sector Deal should address and how it can be relevant and meaningful to you and your business activities.

We hope you can contribute. However, if you require more information, please get in touch with Rosalia Wood at rosalia.wood@icaew.com.

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