Thanks hun, Penneys: Everyone in Northern Ireland is getting £100 to go shopping on the high street 5 months ago

Thanks hun, Penneys: Everyone in Northern Ireland is getting £100 to go shopping on the high street

You must be over the age of 18 to receive the high street voucher.

Northern Ireland is set to launch its High Street voucher scheme next month.

Every adult in Northern Ireland will be given a £100 voucher to spend in stores.

You must be over the age of 18 to register for the voucher.

Stormont's economy committee was told the project will be launched on September 12.

People have until October 11 to register for the voucher, but they must be 18+.

They've also stressed that the cards will expire by November 30. The expiry date was introduced because they do not want Christmas spending to be affected.

The aim of the scheme is to give retailers a much-needed boost after being closed for so much of the pandemic.

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The pre-paid card is the perfect way for people to support local businesses especially after the brutal year they've had with lockdowns and restrictions impacting their sales.

Applications for the vouchers will be checked against the electoral register, warned Economy Minister Gordon Lyons.

He explained that the register is being updated so people will need to re-register to vote.

"As a first step in that process I would urge members of the public to sign up to the electoral register if they have not already done so," he commented.

An estimated 1.4 million people will now have an extra £100 to spend in Northern Ireland's stores rather than spending their money online.

"This will help bring many more customers back through the doors of local retail, hospitality, and other sectors."

We'd love to see a similar scheme be introduced in the Republic. Think of all the things you could buy in Penneys for €100.