Clarity needed from Economy Minister on when High Street Voucher applications open

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There are calls for the Economy Minister to clarify when applications for the long awaited High Street Voucher will open.

The scheme will offer all adults in Northern Ireland a £100 voucher to spend, in an attempt to help businesses recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Department for the Economy has confirmed the voucher scheme will start soon.

However, an exact date is yet to be revealed.


Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has called on the Economy Minister to clarify when applications for the long awaited High Street Voucher will open.

The party's economy spokesperson said:

"The High Street Voucher Scheme will give every eligible adult resident in the north £100 to spend in local businesses.

"There is understandably a great deal of interest in the High Street Voucher and when applications for the scheme will actually open.

"We were told last month the scheme would begin on 12th September with applications opening on 13th September.

"It is now 12th September and there is no confirmation yet from the Economy Minister and department when the scheme will open.

"I am therefore calling on the Economy Minister to urgently clarify when applications for the scheme will open." 


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