Everyone on Channel Island to get £100 to spend on the High Street

Everyone on the Channel Island of Jersey is to be given a Mastercard loaded with £100 they can spend on the High Street.

The money can be used anywhere in a bid to boost the economy by supporting shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and other businesses.

A similar scheme could have seen £500 give to everyone in the UK but seems to have been put on the backburner, reports The Mirror.

Jersey’s Spend Local Cards will not be valid online or on gambling and cannot be donated as a whole to charity.

The government said islanders who cannot leave their homes to use their cards will be able to spend the money over the phone.

It said residents should “keep hold of their card” after it expires, suggesting an extension could follow after it expires on October 31.

To qualify for the scheme, the person must have been a resident in Jersey on June 30, 2020.

Children born up until August 31 will receive a Child’s Spend Local card.

In Taiwan, members of the public are being handed vouchers that can be used to purchase goods and services at retail shops, restaurants, markets, cultural venues, hotels, and rail transport.

In Malta, residents are being given £90 in vouchers to spend at bars, hotels, and restaurants.

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