AQW 2895/22-27 – Cost-of-living crisis

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Communities to outline the immediate measures her Department is considering to mitigate the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.

Minister for Communities: The cost-of-living crisis is having major impact, particularly on those who are already struggling financially.

I am deeply frustrated that the continued absence of a functioning Executive and agreed Executive budget prevents additional measures being introduced.

My Department will do all it can to support those experiencing hardship, and all options are being explored to provide both immediate and medium to longer term interventions.