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Nearly £6m in grants to new self-employed in Northern Ireland

Amended NI support scheme is a welcome move, says campaigner

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Support: The scheme will now reach more self-employed people like plumbers

Support: The scheme will now reach more self-employed people like plumbers

Support: The scheme will now reach more self-employed people like plumbers

Nearly £6m has been paid out by the Department for the Economy to around 1,700 people who've claimed for support under the Newly Self-Employed Support Scheme (NSESS), Business Telegraph can reveal.

Brian Donaldson, who has so far been one of the most outspoken critics of government support for the self-employed, said the scheme had been a welcome intervention.

A total of 2,875 people have applied to the NSESS, which was launched in December, the department said.


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