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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

Sporting Club Isle of Man to sponsor Manx Youth Games

Sporting Club Isle of Man to become the new headline sponsor of the Manx Youth Games from 2022 to 2024. The Club will support the Manx Sport and Recreation...
Wednesday, 7 July 2021

£125,000 to help Mobile Library for a further year

The Council of Ministers has confirmed that the Family Library will receive financial support of up to £125,000, on receipt of an appropriate business case, to...
Friday, 2 July 2021

Giant deckchairs installed at VillaGaiety

Three giant deckchairs have been installed in the Villa Marina Gardens, where they will remain throughout summer. The VillaGaiety chairs, which can each hold...
Friday, 18 June 2021
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