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Diversifying the economy is 'key'

Wed, 17 Feb 2016


Diversifying the economy is 'key' according to the Treasury Minister following his Budget speech yesterday.
 
The financial plan for 2016/17 was approved last night with plans to aid development and the eGaming sector. 
 
Eddie Teare has announced an initial investment for one year of £10 million into the Enterprise Development Fund - this is to help small businesses and open up jobs for young people.
 
He says work is also underway to increase the number of skilled IT professionals on the Island - this will hopefully be achieved by relaxing work permits in the sector and by working with the IT centre at the Nunnery. 
 
Mr Teare also made it clear that to maintain our current services more money will need to be invested:

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