A planned £95m voucher scheme to have been launched and administered by the Department of the Economy has now been deferred until the new financial year.
The scheme was set up to help the economy and it’s recovery by encouraging the public to spend money in local businesses.
It would have seen individuals throughout Northern Irelsmd receive a pre-paid card up to a value of £100.
Unfortunately, the widespread closures of retail in recent weeks would have made the scheme difficult to complete by the end of the 2020/21 financial year under its current terms, so the decision to defer has been taken.
The scheme is expected to begin again in April of this year.