Thursday, 19 March, 2020
Emergency funding has been announced to help businesses in Northern Ireland cope with the impacts of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill have announced new measures to help ease the immediate cash flow pressures experienced by businesses in relation to the coronavirus.
The Northern Ireland Executive will be providing:
Together, these schemes will provide around £370 million of assistance to some of the most vulnerable businesses in Northern Ireland at this unprecedented time.
The Executive has already committed to providing a three month rates holiday to all businesses from April to June.
Further announcements on additional support for Northern Ireland’s business community are expected over the coming days.