Jersey’s government has announced it will offer up to £1,600 a month to workers caught up in the coronavirus pandemic.
The scheme is similar to the one in which the UK announced last week, where they are providing 80% subsidies of up to £2,500.
The wage subsidy, up to 80% of £2,000 is the ‘biggest measure’ any Jersey government has carried out.
There has been criticism over a lack of action and leadership from business owners over the past week.
The £100million project will help up to half of Jersey’s workforce and come into force from April 1.
The scheme was announced after vulnerable islanders and those over the age of 65 will now have to self isolate and not leave their homes.