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Work permit exemption for ICT sector a success

Close eye being kept on regulations - Skelly

Exemption schemes for some roles in ICT and e-Business on the Island introduced just over a year ago have been a success.

So says the Department of Economic Development after revealing some 17 local businesses made use of the exemptions, employing 76 skilled workers as a result.

Minister Laurence Skelly claims it's a good result and believes the measures will help the Manx economy in facing up to a so-called 'global skills shortage'.

But he adds a close eye must be kept on the level of permits required.

Full details of all work permit exemptions, including ICT and e-Business can be found at


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