UN warns BVI that unemployment insurance scheme depends on expat workforce

Pedro Gonçalves
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The UN has warned that a large expat workforce is required for the British Virgin Islands to successfully implement an unemployment insurance programme. The latest United Nations Human & Economic Assessment of Impact (HEAT) Report on the BVIwhich is designed to support the government's relief and recovery efforts post covid-19, said the implementation of an unemployment insurance scheme would assist to prevent a number of families, including expats, from falling into temporary poverty. "The main complexity faced in the implementation of such a fund would be the existence of a large mi...

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