Alliance representatives call on Ministers to agree support package for taxi drivers and operators

Alliance representatives have called on the Economy and Infrastructure Ministers to urgently agree a support package for taxi drivers and operators in need of assistance during the pandemic. Andrew Muir MLA and Stewart Dickson MLA were speaking after meetings of the Assembly Economy and Infrastructure Committees today (Wednesday) where the issue was discussed. A support […]

Nicholl urges everyone to support Small Business Saturday

Councillor Kate Nicholl has urged shoppers across Northern Ireland to support local traders on Small Business Saturday today, December 1. The local Councillor – who has consistently worked to see Sunday trading advanced in the City Centre – said the performance of the small business sector is an integral part of the overall Northern Ireland […]

Farry expresses regret over potential job losses at Wrightbus

Alliance Economy spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has expressed regret after Wrightbus warned up to 95 jobs could be lost at the company. The Ballymena manufacturer said it was the result of low levels of demand for their buses in the UK market. It follows 95 jobs being lost at Wrightbus in February. “The news of […]

Dickson says business groups’ plea echo Alliance proposals

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has said a plea from leading business groups for the Secretary of State to put in place measures in the absence of devolution reflect Alliance proposals to return power-sharing. A letter from organisations including the CBI, Manufacturing NI, Retail NI and the Freight Transport Association among others to Karen Bradley said […]