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Parliament Must be Recalled Urgently to Discuss New Government Financial Plan!, says Farry

Parliament must be recalled urgently to discuss a new Government financial plan, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. The pound has dropped in value after the Government’s tax cut plan sent the UK economy into turmoil, with the IMF criticising the move. “Last week’s financial statement from the Chancellor is an unmitigated self-inflicted financial and […]

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British Government Needs to do More to Help Businesses! – Brady

Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said the British government needs to do more to help struggling businesses including reinstating the reduced rate of VAT businesses had during the pandemic. The Newry and Armagh MP said: “A clear message from local businesses is that the single biggest action the British government could take to help […]

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Workers & Families Left in The Cold After Tory Budget-O’Dowd

“The Tories have put the interests of the super-rich over the needs of ordinary people with their Budget proposals”, says Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd. His ministerial colleague Deirdre Hargey, who has described the Budget proposals as “putting the interests of the super-rich over the needs of ordinary people struggling to heat their homes”, will meet with her Scottish and Welsh counterparts later this week […]

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‘Scandalous Tory Budget’ Puts Pressure on Homeowners – Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has condemned the ‘scandalous Tory budget’ which prioritises the super-rich and will not protect or support workers and families struggling to keep a roof over their heads. Speaking after the Tory Chancellor delayed his budget and the Bank of England threatened further hikes in interest rates, which will increase costs […]

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Sinn Fein State “Tories Have Put Interests of Super-Rich Over Needs of Ordinary People!”

Sinn Féin MLA Deirdre Hargey has said the Tories have put the interests of the super-rich over the needs of ordinary people with their Budget proposals. The communities minister will meet with her Scottish and Welsh counterparts later this week on the need to tackle the cost-of-living emergency. Deirdre Hargey said: “The Budget announced by the Tories […]

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As Oil Prices Rise by 140% in South Down, Executive Action is Needed Now More Than Ever! says Brown 

The Alliance Party have again reiterated the need for a functioning Executive and raised concerns that given the significant differences in energy markets between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, support from Westminster is not being properly tailored to people here.  At the start of the month, Prime Minister Liz Truss announced a cap on the […]

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‘Need for Action to Tackle Cost-of-Living Crisis!’- Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said action must be taken to tackle the cost-of-living crisis which is placing a huge burden on workers, families and businesses.   Speaking at a Sinn Féin fringe meeting at the British Labour Party conference this evening, the South Down MP said: “The heavy squeeze on household and business […]

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Politicians Should be Focusing on Immediate Challenges Facing Northern Ireland! – Beattie

Following comments from Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Peter Kyle MP, that if Labour were in power he would set out the criteria for calling a border poll, Ulster Unionist Party leader, Doug Beattie MC MLA, said: “The priorities for all political leaders looking after the best interests of Northern Ireland should be […]

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Hanna: Government Must Rethink Home Heating Oil Support!

SDLP South Belfast MP Claire Hanna has urged the UK Government to provide proper support to families in Northern Ireland who rely on home heating oil. She was speaking ahead of a mini-budget From Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in the House of Commons on Friday. Ms Hanna said the proposed £100 support would make little difference for families […]

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Minister’s Response on Small Business Support “Woefully Inadequate!”

SDLP Foyle MLA Sinéad McLaughlin has said the Economy Minister Gordon Lyons’ response to questioning on support for small businesses is woefully inadequate. In his response to a question tabled by Ms McLaughlin, the Minister failed to detail any efforts on his behalf to put new support schemes in place. The Foyle MLA said: “The […]