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'Restart scheme' to grow business and create jobs

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:

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