Urgent Correspondence re CRBSS- 21/01/21

Following communication between NIAIC and Invest NI, we have received concerning information that the additional top-up payments due for the CRBSS grant may not be available for 'several weeks yet'.

To our industry that has suffered greatly due to the pandemic and with instructors throughout the country still unable to work, any delay in these payments is wholly unacceptable.

The instructor council have written urgent correspondence to Economy Minister, Diane Dodds MLA to pursue Invest NI with these payments. Our industry however, needs your help.

The more communication is sent to Ms. Dodds from the driver training industry to highlight that this delay is inexcusable, the better. The Council have therefore requested that all instructor associations and individual instructors, write to Ms. Dodds to make our voices heard.

Below you will find a template for ADIs to send to the Economy Minister, please edit this with your details or as you feel necessary and send it to all of the below email addresses:,,

Template letter to Ms Dodds
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As business owners, many of whom are already struggling, we do not want to be in the position of late last year where we are constantly checking emails or websites for updates on our payments. Many instructors waited until the restrictions were at an end before receiving payments and this scenario is set to repeat itself unless we take action. Let your voice be heard.

Below you will find a PDF of NIAICs official correspondence to the Minister on this matter.

NIAIC Correspondence - 21:01:21
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If you have any queries, please contact your instructor association in the first instance, details of which are available on our 'associations' page.


NIAIC is the Northern Ireland Approved Instructor Council and is made up of local and national instructor organisations throughout NI. NIAIC is not affiliated with any particular association.

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