Economic outlook.. slight deceleration expected

The BBC report on the November 2005 issue of PriceWaterhouseCoopers UK Economic Outlook, which has just been published.. a summary of the report is on the PWC website, and the full report is here [PDF file]. The BBC headline seems a bit obvious though, a sharp slowdown in UK economic activity would put a chill on all regions, surely. The report actually states that some deceleration is expected in economic growth in NI over the next 12 months, and it does identify two key drivers of economic growth – consumer and government spending.. but it also indicates two distinct risks to future economic activity in Northern Ireland – Political risks and an over reliance on the public sector [see table on page 42].