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Christmas holiday voucher scheme approved

Parents and carers of children who are registered for free school meals in the Isle of Man will receive vouchers to spend on groceries during the Christmas...
Thursday, 16 December 2021

People asked to check toys are safe for children

People are being reminded to check toys are safe for children by looking at the safety standard symbols. The Office of Fair Trading is asking the public to be...
Thursday, 16 December 2021

COVID-19 Winter Disruption Scheme Open for Applications

Applications are now open for the COVID-19 Winter Disruption Scheme, which provides additional financial support to the Island’s catering, hospitality, leisure,...
Friday, 10 December 2021

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
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