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Funding & support for the self-employed

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Funding & support

To find out which of these schemes you may be eligible for, please use our online assessment tool.

Manx Earnings Replacement Allowance - MERA

MERA provides an income of £200 per week to people who have been temporarily or permanently laid off, or lost their self-employed work since 2 March 2020.

Coronavirus Business Support Scheme

The Department for Enterprise's Coronavirus Business Support Scheme has been established to provide grant assistance to support local businesses in designated sectors that have been financially affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Non-Governmental Support

Following discussions with major utility companies, which include Manx Utilities Authority, Manx Telecom and Sure, and Manx Gas, a range of support measures and services are also available for individuals who have been affected.

Temporary Work Permit Relaxation

As part of the emergency measures brought in to support the economy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department for Enterprise has taken a number of measures to temporarily relax the work permit system.

Fisheries Industry Support Scheme

The Department for Environment, Food and Agriculture’s Coronavirus Fisheries Industry Support Scheme 2020 has been established to provide grant assistance to support fixed costs incurred by the Manx fishing fleet and local seafood businesses during the global COVID-19 pandemic.