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Covid 19 Support from our Corporate Member Lockton Companies LLP
25 March 2020

We have been contacted by one of our Corporate Members Lockton Companies LLP to offer assistance to our members should you need to Avail of Help in terms of Insurance queries. Please see below contact details for Christopher Griffin of Lockton Companies LLP based in Belfast. 

Christopher Griffin ACII, Chartered Insurance Broker, Account Executive

Lockton Companies LLP

Direct line: 02890 348303

Mobile: 07384 878351

Office: 02890 248989


Covid-19 Business Support - ASM Accountants
25 March 2020

The following has been released by the Government:


Protection from eviction for commercial tenants

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19 will be protected from eviction. These measures will mean no business will automatically forfeit their lease and be forced out of their premises if they miss a payment up until 30 June. There is also the option for the government to extend this period if needed.


Question Raised to Economy Minster on 24/03/20
25 March 2020

Social Enterprise NI was delighted to hear North Antrim Sinn Fein MLA Philip McGuigan Raise a question during the Minster for Economy Question Time in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Tuesday 24 March 2020. Please see below Mr McGuigan's Question and Minster Dodds answer. Thank you to Mr McGuigan for raising this question on behalf of our Sector and our Members. We feel this in important clarifaction of help available to our sector.

Enterprise NI - Available Support
24 March 2020


ENI have proposed an immediately actionable Practical Action plan to the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, aiming to expedite clear guidance and mitigations for businesses on liquidity, survival, and critical business operations as they face the impact of Covid-19.


                                                                         AVAILABLE SUPPORT

What’s in place Detail applicable in NI

25% Business Rates reduction

Furloughing employees – what does it mean for employers?
24 March 2020


The government has announced the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to provide UK employers with support for paying wages of staff who would otherwise have been laid off as a result of Coronavirus.