Financial assistance need for health professionals in independent practice, says Muir

A package of assistance needs to be given to health professionals in independent practice unable to access business grant schemes, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. North Down MLA Mr Muir, alongside colleague Paula Bradshaw MLA, has written to Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Health Minister Robin Swann calling for financial help for the likes […]

Muir welcomes financial package for local airports

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir has welcomed the announcement of a £5.7 million support package for Northern Ireland’s airports as the Coronavirus crisis continues. The MLA for North Down described it as an “an important intervention” to help local airports as the pandemic continues. He said: “I welcome this important intervention to ensure local Airports […]

Lessons need learned following MOT lifts failure report, says Muir

Lessons need learned following the publication of a report into the failure of lifts at MOT centres earlier this year, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. North Down MLA Mr Muir was speaking following the publication of an Audit Office investigation into the failure of the lifts. The Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson had previously requested the […]

Delay and problems with grant scheme may exacerbate dire circumstances for many companies, says Muir

The delay and problems in launching the portal for hospitality, tourism, retail and leisure businesses to apply for a grant means some companies will be in even more dire circumstances, Alliance Finance spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said. Mr Muir was speaking as the portal, allowing such businesses to apply for £25,000 aid, was launched […]

Financial assistance to businesses needs to be sped up, says Muir

Financial assistance to businesses needs to be sped up, Alliance Finance spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said. Mr Muir was speaking following the announcement of £40 million additional funding to support businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The North Down MLA said the money should not be “caught up in delays and elongated application processes”. […]