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Archibald calls on Economy Minister to explore for a voucher scheme for tourism and hospitality sector

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Caoimhe Archibald MLA
Caoimhe Archibald MLA

Sinn Féin Economy spokesperson Caoimhe Archibald MLA has called on the Economy Minister to explore a voucher scheme to stimulate the economic recovery in the tourism and hospitality sectors.

The economy spokesperson said:

“It has been well documented that the tourism and hospitality sectors have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic which is deeply unsettling for tourism and hospitality workers and their families, as well as the wider economy.

“Last month I wrote to Economy Minister Diane Dodds urging her to explore the potential of a voucher scheme in the North which would incentivise people to take staycations and spend money in the local economy and to work with Tourism Ireland to support the sector across the island.

“Sinn Féin has proposed a voucher scheme in the south which would provide vouchers to citizens which could be spent in local businesses who have registered their interest.

“The Resolution Foundation in Britain is now calling for a high street voucher scheme as part of a wider fiscal stimulus package to kickstart the economic recovery and focusing support on the firms and workers hardest hit by the COVID-induced economic crisis.

“The Department for the Economy needs to bring forward recovery supports for local businesses and a voucher scheme should be considered as an innovative way to help our tourism and hospitality sector to recover and prosper.

“I would urge the Economy Minister to engage with the British Chancellor on a support package for these businesses.”

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