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Summary Since partition, the economic strength of the north and the south have gone into reverse. The economy of the Republic is now four times larger than that of Northern Ireland, with industrial output ten times larger than that of Northern Ireland.
In other words, a worker in the Republic is typically paid half as much again as someone working in Northern Ireland. The cost of living in the Republic is much higher than in Northern Ireland, mitigating the benefits of higher pay.
Housing availability and costs, in particular, would have to be addressed by a new state formed through reunification. Regional policy would also need to be re-assessed by the new state. The Republic is much more globally and export focused than is Northern Ireland.
As ofexports accounted for However, much of that trade is dependent upon all-island supply chains that could be disrupted by Brexit. An effective strategy for either retaining or replacing the trading relationships with GB would be needed as part of reunification. Reunification is likely to greatly increase trade between the north and the south.
The Republic has a fundamentally stronger economy than has NI and the economic performance gap between the Republic and Northern Ireland is widening. According to the latest Economic Eye study from accountancy firm EY, economic growth last year in the Republic was 4.
The Republic is expected to increase its employment level, while Northern Ireland is predicted to lose jobs. EY predicts that the Republic will generate an additional 91, jobs by compared towhereas Northern Ireland will lose 3, jobs.
Unemployment is predicted to fall, with an additional 99, persons forecast to be in work by the end of Northern Ireland suffered significantly as the UK moved its focus from manufacturing to being a service economy.
That policy weakness was exacerbated by the Troubles, which discouraged foreign direct investment. Devolution has failed to deliver for Northern Ireland in terms of the economy: Northern Ireland compensated for the loss of manufacturing and private sector investment by relying on the public sector for employment, with a big growth in public sector employment between the mid s to the late s.
The Republic generated substantial economic growth through its use of a low corporation tax base, a strongly skilled labour market and business friendly policy, attracting large levels of foreign direct investment.
Northern Ireland was unable to compete, generating investment instead in low cost support services, while profit centres went to the lower tax jurisdiction of the Republic. The Republic has benefited from a very effective IDA Ireland, which has been more successful than Invest NI in attracting foreign direct investment, with the assistance of a more helpful business operating environment in the Republic.
The Republic has been clever in its targeting of growth sectors, particularly those that prosper in a globalised economy. RoI has an open economy, from which it is easy to trade internationally.
The Republic continues to benefit from membership of the European Union, with investors from countries outside the EU using Ireland as a bridgehead into the EU. Ireland is currently benefiting from some Brexit relocations from London. Germany is the second highest source of inward investment into RoI, after the US.
There is a greater focus on skills and qualifications in the Republic than in Northern Ireland. More than a third of Northern Ireland school leavers who go on to university do so in Great Britain, most of whom do not return to work in Northern Ireland.
Both the Republic and Northern Ireland suffer from a problem of too many adults lacking basic skills. If Irish reunification takes place, any merged health care system should be based on a reformed NHS. A united island would have to take the best from each jurisdiction, not simply add Northern Ireland onto the Republic.
There are aroundpublic servants in the Republic of Ireland, 8. There are aroundpublic servants in Northern Ireland, More than 50, jobs would go if the public sector in the north were proportionate in size to the Republic and GB.
The possible retention of Stormont as a devolved assembly might limit to a small extent the level of job cuts. Experience in Great Britain suggests that the economy can generate more private sector jobs than are lost in the public sector, but that many of the new jobs are less well paid and insecure.
Northern Ireland is less economically productive than is the Republic. The productivity gap between GB and Northern Ireland is widening. The small size of Northern Ireland may influence these factors, for example by reducing the level of internal market competition.Find reports, studies and briefs on the top issues around nuclear energy including regulations, legislation, economics and benefits.
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