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Diane Dodds’ Covid recovery plan for Northern Ireland is a step forward

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Move: From left, Joanne Stuart, chief executive of NI Tourism Alliance, Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Angela McGowan, regional director of the CBI

Move: From left, Joanne Stuart, chief executive of NI Tourism Alliance, Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Angela McGowan, regional director of the CBI

Move: From left, Joanne Stuart, chief executive of NI Tourism Alliance, Economy Minister Diane Dodds and Angela McGowan, regional director of the CBI

Many jobs, many households and many businesses are still threatened by the impact of the pandemic.

Behind the protection of the imaginative furlough scheme, there are hundreds of jobs and many businesses which have been damaged as the economy has contracted by much more than could be described as a normal marginal adjustment.

The temporary furlough scheme and the range of other one-off special Government support mechanisms have slightly modified the scale of the crisis.


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