FASTYR MIE

LOZ SKELLY IS JOINED BY CLAIRE CHRISTIAN AND REBECCA FROM THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

UPDATE

  • PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT (GOV MANIFESTO) INCLUDED MANY ACTIONS AND KPI’S. LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE IT HAS BEEN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN 

  • OUR ISLAND A SPECIAL PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK – WE’RE FOCUSING ON THE LIVE BUT RN, PROTECTING LIVES

  • THANK YOU TO THE MANX PUBLIC – YOU’VE STUCK TO THE RULES AND BEEN PATIENT 

  • WELL DONE IN MANX 

  • GOV NEED TAXES TO FUNCTION 

  • THANK YOU TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR YOUR PATIENCE 

  • 25% OF THE WORKING POPULATION THAT HAVE ADAPTED 

  • 75% ARE NOT WORKING 

  • LOTS OF BUSINESS FUNDING APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED – LOTS ARE STILL BEING PROCESSED

BECS GEORGE – CEO OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

  • SINCE PANDEMIC HIT THE ISLAND WE’VE BEEN WORKING TIRELESSLY TO HELP BUSINESSES 

  • LARGEST BUSINESS NETWORK ON THE ROCK 

  • GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH GOV AND BUSINESSES

  • BUSINESS IMPACT TRACKER = BAROMETER

  • VALUABLE INSIGHT TO THE CRISIS OF THE LOCAL ECONOMY 

  • GET IN TOUCH IF YOU NEED HELP – IT’S FREE 

  • OUR ISLAND IS A SPECIAL PLACE TO LIVE AND WORK – STRENGTH 

  • WE’LL BE THERE ON THE OTHER SIDE TO HELP THE ECONOMY THRIVE AGAIN 

CLAIRE CHRISTIAN – CLAIRE CHRISTIAN COUTURE

  • GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT THE SMALL BUSINESSES 

  • WE’RE MAKING SURE EVERYONE IS HEARD

  • CONGRATS AND PRAISE TO ALL BUSINESSES DOING GOOD DEEDS

  • LOCAL COMPANIES GROUP ON FB HAS OVER 2,000 MEMBERS

  • NOW GROWN INTO A FORUM TO HELP PEOPLE NAVIGATE THE SUPPORT SCHEMES 

  • CLAIRE ACTS AS A FIREWALL BETWEEN THE BUSINESSES AND THE GOV – 100 PEOPLE A DAY 

  • THE GROUP HAS HELPED THE GOVERNMENT TO UNDERSTAND THAT BUSINESSES NEED TRANSPARENCY 

  • WE’LL KEEP PUSHING TO ENSURE SCHEMES ARE WIDENED FURTHER 

  • NON GOV SUPPORT VIA BANKS AND MANX SOLIDARITY FUND 

  • IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS OR INDIVIDUAL THAT CAN SUPPORT MSF – PLEASE GET IN TOUCH 

  • THANKS TO ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN THE DFE AND TREASURY WHO ARE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS 

  • OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY MIGHT BE ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO GET BACK TO WORK 

QUESTIONS 

  • CIVIL SERVANT FURLOUGH FIGURES – NO ANSWER, WE’LL GET BACK TO YOU PAUL 

  • ECONOMY IS DIVERSE – FEEDBACK FROM CLAIRE AND CHAMBER HAS BEEN VITAL 

  • TOURISM WILL STRUGGLE FOR WHILE – WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH TRAVEL GLOBALLY 

  • GEF – ARE CIVIL SERVANTS GONNA TAKE A PAY CUT?

    •  LOZ –  ERMMMMM – BECS DO YOU WANT TO ANSWER THIS?

  • ON CIVIL SERVANT PAY CUTS AND RESTRUCTURING – NEW BUDGET WILL BE IN JULY 

  • SOME SECTORS MIGHT BE FINE NOW – BUT MAY BE HIT IN A FEW MONTHS 

  • MINIMUM WAGE REVIEW WILL KICK OFF A SOME POINT 

  • £280 FIGURE IS BASED ON 75% OF THE LIVING WAGE 

  • TOUGH TO TELL HOW BAD THIS WILL REALLY GET 

  • BUSINESS OWNERS WHO USED TO PAY THEMSELVES WITH DIVIDENDS – THEY NEED HELP TO 

  • ONGOING CHALLENGE TO GET MONEY INTO HANDS  – TAKES A WHILE TO FILTER THINGS 

  • TEAMS ARE WORKING 7 DAYS – WE KNOW THE DISTRESS THAT IS BEING CAUSED

  • WE MISSED SOME APPLICATIONS EARLY ON – SO GET BACK IN TOUCH IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD FROM US 

  • IT WAS A HUGE TASK FOR GOV TO PULL TOGETHER PACKAGES 

  • CONCERNED BUSINESSES ARE MAKING DECISIONS NOW BECAUSE THEY CAN’T GET THE SUPPORT QUICK ENOUGH 

  • CLAIRE – A LOT OF ANXIETY COMES FROM WAITING TO HEAR BACK – HOPING THAT GOV WILL INCREASE TRANSPARENCY 

  • ADAPTATION GRANT – FOR PEOPLE CHANGING THEIR BUSINESS MODEL – ONLY A FEW APPLICATIONS 

  • BUSINESSES HAVE ADAPTED WELL TO WORKING FROM HOME

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING IS GONNA BE AN ISSUES IN RETAIL 

  • AS BUSINESSES – WE NEED TO SPEAK TO EACH OTHER AND SHARE IDEAS 

  • WE DON’T WANT ANOTHER CURVE SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE A RETURN TO WORK IS SAFE

  • THERE’S GOING TO BE A LOT OF RE TRAINING – 

  • SECTORS LEFT LAST WILL NEED THE MOST HELP 

  • WE NEED TO KEEP FEEDING INFO TO THE GOV 

  • AT CHAMBER – THEY’LL ASK BUSINESSES TO WORK WITH EACH OTHER TO HELP EACH OTHER

  • ADAPTATION ADVICE VIA CHAMBER – KPMG AND PWC HAVE MOBILISED TO SUPPORT OTHERS. THERE ARE SOME PHENOMENAL BUSINESS BRAINS READY TO HELP EACH OTHER

  • MGP / CLASSIC – NO LATER THAN EARLY MAY TO MAKE A DECISION 

  • RE TRAINING – A MEDIUM TERM INITIATIVE 

SHOUT OUTS 

  • SAM SKINNER – ON HOLIDAY BUT WENT BACK IN TO HELP ELDERLY

  • STUDENTS – MADE A NICE CARD FOR CAPTAIN TOM MOORE

  • CUPCAKERY 

  • L’EXPERIENCE – FRENCH ONION SOUP FOR THE POLICE 

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SHARON READ  – SENIOR INFECTION NURSE WORKING ON HER BIRTHDAY 

ISLE OF MAN FOREVER IN MANX

STAY SAFE IN MANX 

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