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Jobs Support Scheme: Conor Murphy seeks clarity from Treasury

Image caption Conor Murphy said he would seek clarity from the chief secretary to the Treasury Stormont’s finance minister has said he is seeking “clarity” from the Treasury on a new job support scheme that will replace existing furlough arrangements. Conor Murphy welcomed the fact there was now a plan to support workers when furlough ends on 31 October but… Read more →

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Coronavirus: Conor Murphy calls for more financial flexibility for NI

Image caption Mr Murphy, along with Kate Forbes and Rebecca Evans, made the call ahead of the Chancellor’s summer statement NI Finance Minister Conor Murphy has joined with his Scottish and Welsh counterparts to urge the UK government to ease “rigid fiscal rules”. Mr Murphy, along with Kate Forbes and Rebecca Evans, made the call ahead of the chancellor’s summer… Read more →

Coronavirus: Conor Murphy says NI facing very severe recession

Image copyright Getty Images Northern Ireland faces a “very severe” recession following the coronavirus crisis, Finance Minister Conor Murphy has warned. Mr Murphy said the post-pandemic landscape would feature “major challenges”. Northern Ireland has taken its initial steps out of lockdown, with the reopening of garden centres, churches for private prayer, and golf courses. However, many businesses will not be… Read more →