Policy paper

Building a prosperous and united community

A package of proposals to build a stronger economy in Northern Ireland and secure a shared future for all its people

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



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‘Building a Prosperous and United Community’ sets out a range of measures to help rebalance the Northern Ireland economy and drive investment, jobs and growth. It also underpins efforts to tackle community divisions and build a genuinely shared future for everyone in Northern Ireland.

Signed in Downing Street on the 14 June 2013 by the Prime Minister, Northern Ireland Secretary and the First and deputy First Minsters, it demonstrates the UK Government and Executive’s shared commitment to help Northern Ireland fulfil its economic potential and ensure lasting peace and prosperity.

The pact is designed to complement measures proposed by the First and deputy First Minister in ‘Together: Building a United Community’, including on developing youth placements, increasing shared schools and housing, and the ten year plan to eliminate so-called peace walls.

Published 14 June 2013