People are being urged to sign up to the electoral register in order to help verification for the High Street Scheme.
Economy Minister Gordon Lyons said he wanted ensure as many of those who are eligible can access his department’s pre-paid card worth £100.
“The additional spending power being given to consumers through the scheme will help to give our local businesses and high streets a much needed boost after the impact of Covid 19,” said the Minister.
“I would therefore urge members of the public to sign up for the electoral register if they have not already done so as we plan to use this as one of the databases to check registrations for the High Street Scheme and it is the quickest and easiest way to check an applicant’s details. If you are on the current electoral register your identity can still be checked.
“The process is very easy and should take no longer than five minutes to complete online. The details you need include information such as your name, address and national insurance number. For more information and to register visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
“I will be announcing further details on eligibility and how you can apply for your pre-paid card in the very near future.”