High Street voucher scheme 'an adrenaline shot for businesses'

Northern Ireland's high street voucher scheme will open for registration on 27 September with the first cards being issued on 4 October.

The £145m programme will offer pre-paid cards worth £100 to all over-18s.

It aims to help those businesses in retail and hospitality which were hit by the pandemic.

The £100 cards will have to be spent by 30 November.

BBC News NI speaks to Economy Minister Gordon Lyons and two south Belfast businesspeople about the spending scheme.

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