Each and every household in the Isle of Man subsidised Bus Vannin an average of over £250 in the last (pandemic-disrupted) financial year according to a new analysis by the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance using records revealed under the Freedom of Information Act. This money is paid by Manx taxpayers in addition to the money collected from ticketing.
Extending free school meals (FSMs) to vouchers during holiday periods would likely cost under £400,000, plus administration costs, according to new calculations published by the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance. “Providing a safety net for families in need is one of the highest and best uses of taxpayer money,” said Michael Josem of the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance. […]