The ‘spend local’ card will arrive on your doorstep from Wednesday, 9th September.
The Government will send one to the home address of every eligible Islander, children included. It is an initiative which saw the Government put aside £11m with the intention to boost the local economy following the impact of COVID on many local businesses and Islanders. Having been invited to suggest ways of to improve consumer confidence and the economy, we proposed several ideas, one of which was a Government-funded voucher scheme to help both businesses and consumers in the Island. We’re delighted the idea was taken forward by the Council of Ministers and to see it come to fruition.
The aim is to encourage Islanders to get out and support local businesses, improving consumer confidence and boosting the economy. The hope is that Islanders will treat themselves, rather than spending it on the weekly food shop. Yet is accepted that many Islanders struggling on low incomes may indeed use it for this purpose.
No matter where you spend it in Jersey, the money will help the economy, by boosting businesses’ income and helping to keep staff in jobs.
Here are some hints and tips:
If you haven’t already, now’s the time to get thinking about how you might spend your £100. Here are some ideas:
However and wherever you chose to spend it, you should expect to receive excellent customer service. This is the time for businesses to show you why they deserve your support and not take the £100 spend for granted.