30th April 2021, 12:08
Gibraltar's response to the Covid-19 pandemic has more than doubled since last September, with the cost now standing at over £227 million.
The latest figures published by the Government for the period ending 31st March this year, includes a loss of £163 million pounds in revenue.
Once again the most notable loss to Government coffers is £74 million of Import Duties, followed next by Company Tax at £48.5 million.
Overall, the drop in revenue amounts to £163,316,164.
In terms of recurrent payments, the GHA tops the list again with £19 million.
The Business Employee Assistance Terms known as BEAT, has cost the taxpayer £28,481,627.
In all, recurrent payments total just under £60 million.
Donations to the Covid Response Fund has increased slightly to £2.6 million which remains untouched.
The running total of the pandemic so far is £227,352,647.