Northern Ireland gives out £100 universal prepaid cards to aid high street recovery

Economy minister hopes prepaid card’s September launch will help bricks-and-mortar businesses struggling after lockdowns. By: Zoe Wood Adults in Northern Ireland are being handed free shopping vouchers as part of a £145m plan to breathe life back into high streets scarred by lockdown closures. Gordon Lyons, the country’s economy minister, said everyone aged 18 and over would be eligible to receive a prepaid card to spend in local shops and restaurants. “It would mean up to 1.4 million people would have an

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