UK Spring Budget Brief

With an election expected this year Chancellor Jeremy Hunt laid his Spring Budget before Parliament this afternoon. While there were personal tax giveaways in the form of a National Insurance cut there wasn’t much for Northern Ireland’s politicians to get excited about save for a £100m additional funding in the form of the Barnett Consequential. Certainly not enough to plug some of the funding gaps we have.

Spring Cleaning Needed on a City–Wide Scale

We can view Belfast City Centre through a new night–time lens and uncover the opportunities hiding in the darkness.

The Deal- Safeguarding The Union

What a difference a week makes, as they say, it’s a long time in politics.  Sir Jeffrey Donaldson will rise to his feet in the Commons today emboldened after the progress of recent days, in stark contrast to the besieged, threatened and vulnerable leader that spoke with such emotion on the green benches last week.

Northern Ireland Talks Update

It’s the day after the night before, as the angst over the very public and bitter talks break up between the Secretary of State Chris Heaton-Harris and the DUP at Hillsborough Castle yesterday rumbles on.

Beyond the screen: There’s more to being an influencer than meets the eye

On AIKEN’s fifth monthly blog, Jack talks about the influence influencers have on our daily lives.

Jack Donnelly

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Life is a journey filled with lessons

On AIKEN’s fourth monthly blog, Alison talks about life skills, how you are never too young to learn them or too old to put them into practice ….

Alison Knox

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NI Budget 2023–24

With an inflation rate of over 10% in Northern Ireland, cuts to the budget will be felt by all

Aiken PR

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Life as an intern at AIKEN

On AIKEN’s third monthly blog, Finn explains what his placement year has been like at the agency

Finn Shiells

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