Chamber News Article

Jersey Chamber of Commerce

Latest News

Category: Local Business News  States of Jersey

Economic indicators - 09 April 2021

Apr 09, 2021


Statistics Jersey have today published their latest economic indicators report. The aim of this report is to provide economic information to decision makers, businesses, and members of the public during the COVID 19 pandemic. The next report will be published in July, but online datasets will be updated monthly on opendata.gov.je. The latest quarter’s Registered Actively Seeking Work figures and report can be found here

Summary

On 28 March 2021

  • there were 6,010 active Income Support claims, 300 higher than a year earlier (31 March 2020). This latest number of claims provided support for:
    • 7,600 adults 
    • 3,170 children
  • in phases Three, Three+ and Four of the co-funded payroll scheme, cumulatively over £37.7 million had been paid out for a total of 8,090   claims for the period September 2020 to February 2021
  • in total the Visitor Accommodation Support Scheme has seen almost £3.3 million paid out for a total of 210 claims for the period of October 2020 to February 2021
  • weekly public transport and road usage were 259% and 49% higher, respectively, than a year earlier 

On 26 March 2021

  • after the first twelve Royal Court sittings in 2021, 228 HPI eligible properties had been sold; this was higher than seen at this point in any year 2018 – 2020

On 31 March 2021

  • around 65 loans had been approved under the Business Disruption Loan Guarantee Scheme; the total amount of loans approved was over £3.6 million, all of which had been drawn down 

Read the full report

More Chamber News

  • Under 40s to be offered Pfizer and Moderna vaccines

    Today, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) released a statement on the use of...

  • EU Nationals University Funding

    EU nationals who are resident in Jersey, and who want to study at university or college in the UK, reminded...

  • Government responds to C&AG Covid Procurement Report

    Government responds to Comptroller and Auditor General Covid procurement report