Documents obtained through Freedom of Information protections has found that the Isle of Man Government spent £11,940 of taxpayers money to find out that the Manx public is widely dissatisfied with road and transport conditions in the Isle of Man.
Documentation released by the Government revealed that the expenditure of almost £12,000 was granted an “exemption from Financial Regulations”. The Isle of Man Treasury Department granted its approval on 21 February 2020 in response to an application from the Department of Infrastructure.
The money was paid to Building Software Limited, an English company trading as “measure 2 improve“.
The Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance asked the Department for Infrastructure whether any Manx firms were given the opportunity to tender for this activity, and what consideration was given to enlisting a Manx firm to conduct the survey. No substantive response was received prior to publication.