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SDLP aim to rebalance local economy

SDLP Mid Ulster Westminster candidate Cllr Malachy Quinn has said that the SDLP will aim to rebalance the economy by investing in areas throughout Northern Ireland that have been neglected to make them attractive to investors.
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Ritchie: Treasury must stop withholding Corporation Tax detail

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has said that detail on George Osborne’s commitment to the devolution of Corporation Tax following a successful outcome to the current round of All Party Talks remains short and unsatisfactory.
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Durkan calls for Derry ‘City Deal’

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has called for Derry to get a ‘City Deal’ – a British government initiative previously available only in England but recently extended to Scotland – which would boost investment, promote growth and create jobs in the city.
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Ritchie calls for debate on Tourism VAT rate

SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called for a Parliamentary debate on the tourism industry in Northern Ireland and asked the UK government to lower the rate of VAT on tourism services. Speaking at Business Questions in the House of Commons Ms Ritchie asked that Parliamentary time be set aside in the New Year to address these matters:
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