McCrossan questions contingency plans for North


A West Tyrone MLA says the current Covid-19 crisis underscores the critical need for a Universal Basic Income to provide security in the face of wider economic insecurity.

Daniel McCrossan says the Department for Communities must develop a robust support action plan following a 90% increase in unemployment North of the border.

Mr McCrossan warned the North is headed toward an even higher rise in welfare claims, and questioned contingency plans in both Stormont and Westminster: