Department for the Economy

The Department for the Economy (DfE) was established in May 2016. Its responsibilities include:

  • wider economic policy, including specific areas like Energy, Tourism and Telecoms

  • the operation of a range of employment and skills programmes

  • oversight and funding of the further and higher education sectors

  • various aspects of employment law

  • the management and operation of various EU funding programmes

To find out more about the work of the Department for the Economy, visit .