AQW 4023/17-22 – Business Support Grants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what business support grant is being developed for businesses in rental properties with a total net annual value between £1,591 and £15,000. Minister for the Economy: The Small Business Support Grant is available to businesses who are a sole tenant of a rental … Continue reading AQW 4023/17-22 – Business Support Grants

AQW 4009/17-22 – Business support grants

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for the Economy what business support grant is being developed for manufacturing businesses with a total net annual value over £15,001. [Priority Written] Minister for the Economy: There are no specific plans to develop a grant scheme for manufacturing businesses with a Total Net Annual Value (NAV) … Continue reading AQW 4009/17-22 – Business support grants

McGlone asks Minister to introduce Universal Credit mitigation measures

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has written to Minister for Communities, Deirdre Hargey, to seek protections for people who applied for Universal Credit in the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I had become aware of a significant number of cases where people in employment and receiving Tax … Continue reading McGlone asks Minister to introduce Universal Credit mitigation measures

McGlone seeks timeline on targeted rates relief

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone has written to Minister for Finance, Conor Murphy, to seek answers on targeted rates relief. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "I welcomed the statement last week from the Finance Minister that he was working with colleagues at Ulster University, to develop a plan for further rates relief, on … Continue reading McGlone seeks timeline on targeted rates relief

McGlone urges Economy Minister to broaden business support

Chair of the Stormont All-Party Group on Construction Patsy McGlone MLA has written to Economy Minister Diane Dodds urging her to broaden business grant support to those with an NAV above £15,000. The Mid Ulster MLA said that many firms eligible for industrial derating with NAV over the current limit for the small business support … Continue reading McGlone urges Economy Minister to broaden business support

AQW 3739/17-22 – Mortgages and loans during Coronavirus outbreak

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Finance, in light of the Coronavirus outbreak, what contact he has had with the Treasury or the Bank of England to consider future options to reduce mortgage payments for homeowners or loans to businesses. Minister of Finance: I pressed the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, … Continue reading AQW 3739/17-22 – Mortgages and loans during Coronavirus outbreak

McGlone: CEF guidance must be adopted

Chair of Stormont’s All Party Group on Construction Patsy McGlone MLA has called on government to act on the advice of the Construction Employers Federation and provide cover for non-essential construction work to cease as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The Mid Ulster MLA said that construction projects should continue, with appropriate social distancing, … Continue reading McGlone: CEF guidance must be adopted

McGlone presses for action for farmers

SDLP Mid Ulster Representative, Patsy McGlone MLA spoke today in the Assembly pressing for action and financial clarity for farmers across the North. The Mid Ulster MLA said, "Direct farm payments make up a significant proportion of the income generated by our farmers. They have been a lifeline through many difficult months. They are worth … Continue reading McGlone presses for action for farmers