Hundreds of businesses employing tens of thousands of people in Jersey will not get government wage subsidies during the coronavirus pandemic.
Yesterday the States announced a £100m package to keep businesses going, but today (27 March) it has been confirmed that many are not eligible.
- Local Agricultural activities and wholesalers
- Financial, legal, accounting, management and professional services
- Information and communication activities
- Employment agencies and HR services
- Property Development
- Advertising and Market research
- Medical and dental care activities (that are not shutdown)
- Freight, Water and Air Transport
- Wholesale of agricultural goods
- Utility Companies
- Supermarkets, pharmacies, grocery stores and fuel retailers
- Food and beverage producers
- Postal and courier activities
- Consultancy services
- Veterinary activities
- Primary and secondary education (not including nurseries)
- Social care and Residential care activities
- Office administration and support
- Security services
- Government owned entities, or any organisation that is in receipt of a grant or subsidies of over £50k from the GoJ (can be included on exception)
Construction is currently not included, but will be considered for inclusion based on ongoing health advice and associated restrictions.
More information about government support for businesses can be found here.
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