McLaughlin calls for ‘urgent action’ to support newly self-employed

Cllr Cathal McLaughlin

CLOUGHMILLS Sinn Féin councillor Cathal McLaughlin has called on Economy Minister Diane Dodds to urgently provide details on a self-employed scheme.

In a statement to ‘Ballymena Daily’, Mr McLaughlin said: “Economy Minister Diane Dodds must urgently bring forward details of the financial support scheme for newly self-employed workers.

“Minister Dodds received funding for this scheme from Finance Minister Conor Murphy and there is no justification for any further delays in getting money into the pockets of these workers and families.

“Newly self-employed workers and their families are living in uncertainty, many have received little or no support since March; this is unacceptable and cannot continue. These workers and their families deserve urgent clarity and financial support.

“Sinn Féin has proactively lobbied Minister Dodds for a financial support scheme for newly self-employed workers since April, we will continue to work to ensure this scheme is rolled out with urgency.”

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