Bookmark and Share
16/03/2017

HMRC To Open Regional Office In Belfast

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have announced that it will open a new regional office in Belfast.

The announcement was made today at MIPIM, the world's largest international property investment conference in Cannes, where a 70-strong delegation is highlighting Belfast's growth and success, and the wealth of investment and development opportunities on offer in the city to inward investors.

It is anticipated that the new HMRC hub will be based in new, purpose-built offices to accommodate 1,400 to 1,700 people, bringing hundreds of jobs to the city during and after development.

Welcoming HRMC's plans, Councillor Aileen Graham, Chair of Belfast City Council's City Growth and Regeneration Committee, said: "The Belfast delegation at MIPIM has been highlighting the wealth of opportunities that our city can offer international investors, developers and occupiers just like HMRC.
News Image
"This new HMRC hub is good news for Belfast, bringing hundreds of additional jobs to the city and helping drive more commercial spins offs right in the heart of the city centre. Furthermore, HMRC's investment in the city is yet another demonstration of confidence in the city as an outstanding place in which to live, work, learn, visit and invest."

MIPIM, which brings together the most influential players from all international property sectors, is at the centre of Belfast City Council's 'Go To Market' strategy, which also includes inward and outward trade delegations to and from Nashville, Boston and China in the coming months.

The largest ever trade delegation from Belfast has travelled to MIPIM to host over 20 unique events across the three days of the conference, with each event centred around a range of key strengths that underpin the city's strong investment proposition, including: Talent, Tax, Technology & Innovation, Location, Fast Growth Sectors, Track Record for FDI, and Quality of Life.

(MH/JP)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

15 March 2004
St Patrick's Day event has support of BCC says councillor
The Chairman of Belfast City Council’s Good Relations Steering Panel has challenged claims that the Council is not supporting St Patrick’s Day in Belfast. It follows a protest outside Belfast City Hall last week by the St Patrick's Carnival Committee who claim the Council isn't funding this year's event at the City Hall.
23 July 2009
Belfast 'Twelfth' Was Shopping Hit
Initial feedback on the commercial impact of Belfast shops being open over the traditional 'Twelfth' celebration has been excellent. This year's event, titled 'Orangefest' on 13 July witnessed Belfast city centre shops opening on the day of the parades for the first time.
12 October 2004
City Hall prepares for bookworm invasion
Belfast City Hall is preparing itself for an invasion of young bookworms later this month. Belfast City Council is teaming up with two major cultural festivals, Young at Art and the Belfast Festival at Queen’s, to open up the world of children’s literature.
05 April 2004
Business membership figures show 'massive' increase
Figures released today by Belfast City Centre Management and the Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce show a massive increase in the number of businesses joining their joint membership scheme.
19 February 2014
New £300,000 Lounge Unveiled At George Best Belfast City Airport
British Airways has unveiled its new £300,000 lounge at George Best Belfast City Airport.
08 September 2008
Airport Sale May Be Bad News For Residents
Months of intense speculation over the future of George Best Belfast City Airport have now ended with news at the weekend that it has been sold. The Spanish Ferrovial Group, which has its headquarters in Madrid, which bought the airport for £35m in 2003 has now completed a deal to sell it to a new owner. It went for £132.
20 March 2003
Marathon organisers expect record turnout
Organisers for the Belfast City Marathon are expecting a bumper turnout for this year's event, after receiving up to 40% more entries than on the same time last year.
13 October 2011
Belfast's Future Transport 'On The Buses'
Belfast is set to build a new, faster way of getting its inhabitants around the city. While the NI capital isn't San Francisco and won't be getting a similar transport system to the iconic Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system, the city's transport may soon take on a distinctly European character instead.
20 June 2014
Belfast 'Heart Of Economy' - Robinson
"Belfast is the heart of the local economy," Peter Robinson has said. The First Minister made the comments as he launched a blueprint that sets out "bold and aspirational plans" for Belfast City Centre.
17 October 2013
Belfast Council Launches Business Development Programme
Local manufacturers are being offered help with reducing costs and increasing profits through a new business development programme funded by Belfast City Council. The Manufacturing Efficiency Programme is open to small and medium-sized companies in the city from the manufacturing subsectors.
14 December 2012
Foster's Flag Violence Condemnation 'Long Overdue'
The SDLP Chair of the Assembly's Enterprise Trade and Investment Committee Patsy McGlone has branded Arlene Foster’s condemnation of the ongoing violence in Northern Ireland as "long overdue".
10 December 2012
Assembly Session Held Over Flag Violence
A special session is being held in the Assembly today to debate a motion condemning the violence caused by the flag debate at Belfast City Hall. Protests, both peaceful and violent, have been taking place across Northern Ireland since the decision was made to remove the union flag from Belfast City Hall and fly it only on designated days.
07 August 2012
Derry Council 'Dragging Heels' On Independent Traders' Ideas
Northern Irish traders have accused Derry City Council of "dragging its heels" in responding to a plan for regenerating the city centre. The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Traders Association (NIIRTA) presented the plan to the council in April.
15 September 2011
Change Of Location For Troops Homecoming Parade
The Irish Guards and Royal Irish Regiment are to take part in a homecoming ceremony at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Showgrounds in October. The Ministry of Defence turned down an initial offer from Belfast City Council for parade through the city, citing "post-operational duties.
21 June 2010
City Carnival 'Basked In Sunshine'
Over 20,000 people lined the streets of Belfast on Saturday as the annual City Carnival welcomed Lord Mayor, Councillor Pat Convery into office.