Benefits and Financial Support News

New Manx Youth Games shirts made from plastic bottles

Children set to take part in next summer’s Sporting Club Manx Youth Games will wear new eco-friendly shirts made from recycled plastic bottles with...
Monday, 22 November 2021

Health and Lifestyle Survey opens to all

Public Health Isle of Man has announced that the 2021 Health and Lifestyle Survey is now open to anyone who wishes to take part. An invitation to complete the...
Monday, 22 November 2021

Free TV licences for over 75s extended for 2022

The Isle of Man Government will continue to meet the cost of TV licences for residents aged over 75 who don't receive income support until the end of 2022. The...
Friday, 12 November 2021

Inflation Report: October 2021

The latest inflation report, compiled and published by the Economic Affairs team at the Cabinet Office, shows inflation stood at 4.4% for October 2021. A...
Thursday, 11 November 2021

Delay proposed to Employed Person’s Allowance changes

Tynwald Members will be asked at January’s sitting to approve a further six-month delay to changes to rules around Employed Person’s Allowance (EPA).  The...
Thursday, 4 November 2021

LoveIOM Gift Card Scheme now open for merchant applications from within the hospitality sector

The LoveIOM Gift Card Scheme, is now open for merchant applications from the hospitality sector. The scheme was introduced in August by the Economic Recovery...
Monday, 11 October 2021

Survey to inform future of social security payments

A survey has been launched today (Monday 4 October) which aims to understand why some people choose to collect their benefits and pension in cash using the...
Monday, 4 October 2021

New Support Announced for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

As well as increasing the amount of incapacity benefit available to individuals who are unable to work due to isolation, the Economic Recovery Group has...
Friday, 23 July 2021

Incapacity Benefit Increases to Support Isolation

Treasury has announced a temporary increase to the rate of Incapacity Benefit for the first 14 days of absence from work in order to improve support for persons...
Thursday, 22 July 2021

£5m investment reflects Steam Packet’s COVID role

The Isle of Man Government has made a further equity investment of £5m into the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan MHK has...
Monday, 19 July 2021