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Open date: 20 Jul 2011
Closing date: 02 Nov 2011
Response date: 28 Jun 2012
This consultation aims to gather views on the desirability of revising the IDA to update some of its provisions to reflect current economic realities. In the government’s view there are several outdated requirements in the Act, which have stood unchanged since 1982.
This consultation gathered views on revising the Industrial Development Act (IDA) 1982 to update some of its provisions to reflect current economic realities. In the government's view there were several outdated requirements in the Act, which have not changed since 1982. Specifically:
The response confirms the government's intention to remove the automatic 100 per cent Assisted Area status of Northern Ireland, and to make a number of more technical revisions to update the IDA. Removing Northern Ireland's automatic Assisted Area status will not in itself mean Northern Ireland losing its 100 per cent coverage under the European Commission's Regional Aid Guidelines and new Assisted Areas map for 2014-20.
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As part of government’s Red Tape Challenge, businesses and the public are invited to identify ways that ineffective, burdensome or unnecessary regulation affects growth in the business-to-business services sector.
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