The Dept for Enterprise has spoken to the Isle of Man Bank, but not reached out to charities ahead of the introduction of charges for manual banking services in May. The Isle of Man Bank’s owner RBSI had intended to introduce the charges last year, but agreed to delay the […]
Been to town recently? Have you despaired at the abundance of empty shops? Have you been left just wanting… more? Never fear, we’re bringing a whole hoolie into Duke Street from today, with our Hoolie pop-up. Hoolie is the best place to get your Christmas presents, with a truly local […]
The Economic Recovery Group (ERG) has announced a series of new and extended measures to support local businesses in light of continuing pressures around COVID-19. A grant will be offered to all businesses that have suffered a 25% downturn in the qualifying period, in the catering, hospitality, retail (non-essential), and […]
The Financial Services Authority has fined Bridgewater (IOM) Limited £225,085 after it identified a ‘number of regulatory failings’ and removed a number of company directors. The company, based on Victoria Street in Douglas, specialises in financial services and offers corporate and trust services and fund administration to collective investment schemes. […]
Unemployment The number of people registered unemployed fell again in October, down 39 to 326. This has also dropped by 471 people compared to the same month last year (October 2020). The unemployment rate for October 2021 is 0.8%, down from 0.9% in September 2021. The International Labour Organisation estimates […]
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 […]