Finance Minister, Conor Murphy, today talked about the importance of the construction sector and reliefs available for suppliers impacted by COVID-19.
An important benchmark on which any government should be judged is their performance on financing and delivering key infrastructure projects…
The financing and delivery of such projects is a crucial barometer as a means to unlock investment, create thousands of jobs both directly and through the construction multiplier effect, and give the local construction industry and greater sense of Northern Ireland’s infrastructure pipeline.
By growing and enhancing our infrastructure offer, as well as looking at innovative funding solutions, we can enhance our competitiveness and attractiveness as a region to do business and invest in.
Following on from the Westminster Budget on 11 March, the NI Finance Minister today announced the NI Budget which has been to a large degree overtaken by the response to the Covid19 outbreak.
The Executive has agreed to implement measures to ensure that Departments pay their suppliers as quickly as possible to maintain cash flow and protect jobs. Further detail of the measures are outlined in the latest Procurement Guidance Note - PGN 01/20 Supplier Relief Due to Covid-19.