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Support can't replace all income says Cannan

Treasury Minister will review schemes

The treasury minister has promised to review Covid support schemes if it becomes clear some aren't getting the help they need. 

A fixed payment of £1,500 has been made available by government to help small businesses and the self-employed with overheads of at least £500 per month.

It's alongside loan schemes, salary support and MERA.

A number of self-employed workers have told Manx Radio they won't be eligible for the latest scheme, and existing support is not enough.

Alfred Cannan accepts the second lockdown has come at a tough time for many:

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