Mr Murphy has long campaigned for fairer gas prices on the island.
I love a cocktail. But do you know what I love more than a cocktail? 120 cocktails. This was the offering from Kiki’s. Their new dispenser is like their lockdown delivery service- except supersized. The service, which launches today, includes a very ‘grammable set up of between 1 and 5 […]
The idea of having a three day weekend to boost employee happiness whilst maintaining productivity is gaining more and more traction after successful trials across the globe.
The Treasury department has announced a variety of benefits and grants to support businesses and self-employed people after a call for more help by the Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce.
Treasury has announced a temporary increase to the rate of Incapacity Benefit for the first 14 days of absence from work in order to improve support for persons unable to work due to isolation. The rate of short term Incapacity Benefit will increase from £86.55 per week to £230.00 per […]
The Gov has made a further equity investment of £5m into the Steam Packet. Treasury Minister Alf Cannan has written to Tynwald Members regarding the one-off payment, which is designed to address the commercial impact of the coronavirus pandemic while the company continued to maintain essential lifeline services. This follows […]
Corlett Bolton is celebrating the success of another member of its team being called to the Manx bar. Pamela Wells initially joined the practice as office manager in 2016 after a number of years in the island’s insurance, banking, payroll and charity sectors. Since then she has worked in a number […]
Whilst we’ve all heard the depressing stories of business closures during the Covid pandemic, it’s not been all doom and gloom. The world has seen a boom in small businesses as people make use of their time at home and the Isle of Man is no different.
For each of the months of June, July and August, eligible applicants will receive a grant which is equivalent to their annual rates bill for each of their commercial premises.
Christine Barker was using the shed in her back garden for one to one sessions until Environment Minister Geoffrey Boot overturned her planning approval.
The recruitment day is designed to provide individuals with the chance to find out more about summer job availability and more permanent careers within hospitality on the island.
I went for a walk through town this week and I realised something, there are far fewer empty spaces than I thought there were and most of those empty units have the same thing in common. You see, for any talk of empty units and a dying high street, look […]
How did you feel when you returned to work after the weekend? If you felt anything other than BUZZING to be back, surrounded by colleagues, ready to dive back into work, it’s maybe time to consider a job change. After spending much of this past year in lockdown, we’ve all […]
As the drawbridge creaks just those extra few inches and the island prepares to (hopefully) open back up on June 28, Gef has spoken to three travel companies about consumer confidence in coming to and going off the island. We previously spoke to Rikki Dunnage from Island Travel, Ged Power, […]
As the gov unveils another round of salary support for businesses in the travel and tourism sector, hospitality business owners are still seeking gov support. The latest round of salary support covers the period April 25 to May 23 for businesses which can demonstrate a reduction in revenue of at […]
Treasury Minister Alf Cannan says his department is continuing to seek solutions to a Tynwald resolution requiring banks to provide basic banking services free of charge for small charities and other not for profit clubs, societies and associations. But it is unlikely to be resolved before the General Election. The […]
The DfE has announced the launch of the Graduate Role Incentive offering local businesses 20% of the first year salary up to £6,000 and an employer National Insurance rebate for each returning or incoming graduate hired into supported roles. Essentially that all means they’re trying to get graduates to come […]
Even if the Isle of Man Bank were to close all of its offices in the island, it would not affect our ability to issue our own money, the Treasury Minister has told Keys. Alf Cannan was asked by Garff MHK Martyn Perkins what the implications are for the issue […]
Chamber of Commerce members are being asked to take part in an online survey to identify questions that businesses want candidates to answer during the General Election campaign. Claire Watterson, Chair of Chamber’s Think Tank group which is organising the survey, explainedL ‘In addition to encouraging all of our members […]
A project to stimulate Ramsey’s marine engineering sector marked a significant milestone on Saturday when Mezeron made use of the shipyard slipway for the first time in 20 years. A phased improvement plan totalling around £800,000 was carried out by the DoI, which is responsible for the site, after the […]
A Tynwald committee has said the Department of Infrastructure is attempting to hide the true cost of the promenade regeneration project from taxpayers. The Environment and Infrastructure Review Committee has delivered its final report into the much maligned scheme. In its report, the committee, chaired by Claire Barber MHK, identified […]
Stephanie Kelsey, founder of local business Beachpowder Limited, is set to pitch her sand-removing products to the Dragons in next week’s episode of Dragons’ Den. Stephanie will take Beach Powder and Beach Powder Shimmer, two talc-free powders she designed to remove sand from the skin, into the Den in the […]
The PwC report will also include a 12 month forecast model for the domestic economy determining what ‘good will look like’ for the year ahead.
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The committee said that because of the relatively small size of the Manx Bar, ‘there is still a high risk of the perception of conflict of interest whenever practising advocates are deciding how to deal with matters relating to other practising advocates’.
EGaming is a relatively new industry, but it’s one that’s taking over the island. It’s big business, with big opportunities- but how much do you really know about the industry? We chatted with our mates over at Amber Gaming to bust some of the myths surrounding one of the quickest growing industries.
Mitzi Danielson-Kaslik, 17, is publishing her first novel. Palvine, is a young-adult novel, following an unnamed narrator as she becomes involved with the titular Sylvester Spence Palvine, who has been wrongly assumed to be the perpetrator of a murderer- resulting in his two-year period of hiding.
The Department for Enterprise says it paid out £2,293,000 to businesses through the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme on Wednesday. Opened on March 3, the scheme is designed to support businesses with their overheads during the March 2021 circuit break lockdown. The additional payment of £1,000 was paid to 2,293 businesses […]
The Department for Enterprise is reporting a ‘substantial growth’ within the eGaming sector over the past year. The past 12 months have seen a huge increase to the number of applications for eGaming licences, with the Gambling Supervision Commission (‘GSC’) reporting the highest number of licences that the island has […]
The Department for Enterprise is extending the support available under the Business Improvement Scheme and the Accessibility Grant. The additional support has been made available through the Economic Recovery Group, which is co-chaired by Treasury Minister Alfr Cannan and Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly, it aims to protect people and jobs, […]
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 […]
There was a lunchtime business briefing today featuring Treasury Minister, Alf Cannan and DFE minister, Laurence Skelly The session also featured, gov chat show host, James Davis in a flashy studio setting The Economic recovery programme was launched last Summer, as part of the IoM financial fight back 6 work […]
The Income Tax Division has announced the extension of various deadlines to ease concerns regarding their completion and submission: Individuals Where an individual has failed to submit their tax return for the year ended April 5 2020 by April 6 2021 a penalty of £200 would normally be issued. If […]