The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
The Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) is an Agency of the Department of Finance and it is the principal source of official statistics and social research on Northern Ireland. The research and analysis that NISRA has completed in advance of EU Exit is available via the following link:
Northern Ireland position paper
In August 2017 the UK Government published a position paper on Northern Ireland and Ireland, to outline the UK's position on addressing the unique circumstances of Northern Ireland and Ireland in light of the UK's EU withdrawal. Alongside this, two additional data papers with figures on trade and the movement of people were also published. The documents are available via the following link.
In January 2019, the UK Government published a further position paper on Northern Ireland and the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. It outlines UK Government commitments on Northern Ireland and the backstop. The document is available at the following link:
Department for the Economy
Research and analysis completed by the Department for the Economy, including analysis on migration and the labour market, the common travel area and trade, is available via the following link:
For example, in September 2018, the Department published a paper that provides further analysis and information on people movements across the Northern Ireland (NI) - Republic of Ireland (ROI) border by NI and ROI residents, it is available via the following link:
During 2015-2016, the Department commissioned Oxford Economics to produce an impact analysis of different EU Exit scenarios; this report is available on the Economic Advisory Group website.
Given the importance of services trade to the NI economy, the Department for the Economy commissioned Developing Trade Consultants to undertake research on the potential impacts on NI’s tradable services sector as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU.
The research was completed using the OECD’s Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI) methodology as a basis. It is available via the following link:
Invest NI has compiled summary briefings and overviews of the issues of consideration for Northern Ireland’s key sectors such as agri-food and financial services