The Opposition MLA said: “It is essential that the Minister does all he can to encourage growth within the services sector locally.
“The Minister must look to assist our small and medium-sized enterprises more. We currently have industrial de-rating which helps our larger companies, and similar assistance for the services sector is necessary.
“I am calling on Nigel Dodds to examine how we can boost the services sector through tax breaks. This sector provides many high value jobs locally, and high value posts are exactly what we need to engender strong, sustainable growth in Northern Ireland.
“The Minister must look to assist every sector of business, not just one of them.”