UK Government confirms further £50m funding for NI

The Northern Ireland Executive is to receive another £50m in funding to support the fight against coronavirus, the UK Government has confirmed.

It takes the total funding made available to Stormont ministers by Westminster to almost £1.2bn.

“From the outset of this coronavirus crisis, the UK Government has committed to doing whatever it takes to support the devolved administrations in their fight to defeat this virus,” NI Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said.

“The additional £50m for the Northern Ireland Executive announced today will help bolster vital public services as they respond to the challenges of coronavirus.

“Today's funding, in addition to the support offered to people and businesses across Northern Ireland through UK-wide initiatives, reinforces our commitment to ensuring that everyone in Northern Ireland is able to access the resources and support they need at this incredibly challenging time.”

According to the UK Government, people in Northern Ireland will also benefit from a range of measures including £330bn of government-backed loans, the Job Retention Scheme, and UK-wide PPE strategy.

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