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Five key figures give their take on Stormont's new coronavirus business support measures

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Finance Minister Conor Murphy during the daily media broadcast at Stormont yesterday

Finance Minister Conor Murphy during the daily media broadcast at Stormont yesterday

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press E

Consolation: Aodhan Connolly

Consolation: Aodhan Connolly

Chief: Brian Ambrose of Belfast City Airport

Chief: Brian Ambrose of Belfast City Airport

Questions: Nora Smith of CO3

Questions: Nora Smith of CO3

Relief: Justin McCamphill

Relief: Justin McCamphill

Welcome: Janice Gault

Welcome: Janice Gault

Finance Minister Conor Murphy during the daily media broadcast at Stormont yesterday

Figures from five key business sectors in Northern Ireland react to the latest Covid-19 support measures announced by Finance Minister Conor Murphy.

Rates reprieve is hailed as 'saving grace' for retailers

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Consolation: Aodhan Connolly

Consolation: Aodhan Connolly

Consolation: Aodhan Connolly

The Northern Ireland Retail Consortium said the announcement that most retailers will be exempt from paying rates this year could be a "saving grace".