MHK praises 'lasting benefits' of new initiative
A way to help those who've been without a job for three months find work by encouraging businesses to take on new staff.
It's the aim of a new government scheme to pay 70% of salaries and NI contributions, capped at the living wage of £10.19.
It's to help boost the economy and cut down on unemployment.
The 'Manx Restart Scheme' forms part of the government's financial response to Covid-19.
Middle MHK and Treasury member Bill Shimmins says the initiative could bring lasting benefits: