Jersey's Government payroll scheme extended until end of August

Jersey's Government has extended its co-funded payroll scheme until at least the end of August.

The fund was established to provide financial support to businesses and islanders during the coronavirus pandemic.

As of 25 May, 3,068 claims had been made and 15,423 workers had been supported, with payments totalling almost £20 million.

Ministers say they will keep the scheme under review, and will make a decision about its future in July.