Sam Turton

Gef’s Daily Roundup

VAT Returns and Payments  Many businesses and individuals are experiencing additional pressure due to this year’s COVID-19 lockdowns. If you have a VAT return that is due to be submitted and/or a liability that you don’t think you are going to be able to pay, please contact the Debt Management […]

We Are Aston Villa

After the rather drab England games over the past fortnight, the Premier League is back this weekend providing us footy fans with more joy and heartache. Coincidentally having ready through the Times app this morning, I see the island is 10th in the world for vaccine rollout, thinking as sports […]

Living With Long Covid

A group of long covid sufferers say help is available for anyone currently recovering from the virus. ME sufferers and long covid sufferers have recently been collaborating to raise awareness and improve healthcare for the conditions, which share many traits. Of the current outbreak on the island, it is possible […]

Gef’s Daily Roundup

Farmers’ Grants Farmers will have access to a wider range of grants from 1 April with the launch of the Agri-Environment Scheme. The new scheme introduces targeted funding options that encourage active farmers to implement changes on their land with outcomes that will see an efficient and productive food chain […]

MSR Goes Zooming On

The school holidays are traditionally when Manx Sport & Recreation runs a variety of sports schools all across the island, but obviously this Easter it won’t be able to do that. Instead, it has decided it will run free Zoom classes for children and their families covering everything from dance […]

DoI Review Due Next Month

An independent review of the capacity and capabilities of the DoI is due to report at the end of next month. It is being carried out by management consultants Beamans, which previously delivered a report into the island’s education system that led to changes being implemented in the DESC. Chief […]

Extra Support for Businesses

Businesses that voluntarily closed on the infamous weekend before lockdown will be given £250 in compensation, the Treasury has announced. It is part of further support announced by the Treasury to support those businesses, individuals and self-employed persons who continue to be impacted by the most recent lockdown. The existing […]

Support Bubbles

Adults who live alone and lone parents and their children can now “team-up” with one other household when they feel they need support. CoMin agreed the change yesterday following the announcement that the current COVID-19 measures will stay in place until at least 6 April.  A person living on their […]