Cannonier On Bi-Partisan Relief Programme

March 23, 2020 | 1 Comment

The Leader of the Opposition Craig Cannonier has said he will “support a bi-partisan relief programme for those residents affected by the Covid-19 crisis.”

Mr. Cannonier said, “A bi-partisan Commission, chaired by the Finance Minister, would help to ensure the removal of any red tape to quickly get aid out to those most in need.

“We are prepared to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the Government and are working with them to help Bermuda overcome this crisis.

“This Commission would stand outside normal Government channels to ensure it can move with the urgency required.

“We would also ask Government to consider a waiver of payroll tax for the first quarter of this year. Now is the time to reduce the burden of those most in need.”

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  1. Martha says:

    Payroll tax relief yes. What about rents? Could landlords make an effort also for the next few months. I have been laid off from retail. I will have to choose between paying my rent or food! $500/week assistance is not enough to cover rent & food.

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