Hundreds of businesses employing tens of thousands of people in Jersey will not get government wage subsidies during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Yesterday the States announced a £100m package to keep businesses going, but today (27 March) it has been confirmed that several are not eligible.
- Local Agricultural activities and wholesalers
- Financial, legal, accounting, management and professional services
- Information and communication activities
- Employment agencies and HR services
- Property Development
- Advertising and Market research
- Medical and dental care activities (that are not shutdown)
- Freight, Water and Air Transport
- Wholesale of agricultural goods
- Utility Companies
- Supermarkets, pharmacies, grocery stores and fuel retailers
- Food and beverage producers
- Postal and courier activities
- Consultancy services
- Veterinary activities
- Primary and secondary education (not including nurseries)
- Social care and Residential care activities
- Office administration and support
- Security services
- Government owned entities, or any organisation that is in receipt of a grant or subsidies of over £50k from the GoJ (can be included on exception)
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Yesterday Jersey's government announced a £100m package of wage subsidies to keep businesses going. Today it's confirmed which businesses WON'T be eligible. Here they are… <a href=”https://t.co/rgWOIfIaXL”>pic.twitter.com/rgWOIfIaXL</a></p>— Gary Burgess (@GaryBurgessCI) <a href=”https://twitter.com/GaryBurgessCI/status/1243449677326008320?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
Construction is currently not included, but will be considered for inclusion based on ongoing health advice and associated restrictions.
More information about government support for businesses can be found here.
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