In response to a query from the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance, the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald has confirmed that no members of Tynwald claimed reimbursement from taxpayers for on-island travel expenses during the life of the last Tynwald.
Prior to the query from the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance, the official listing of On-Island Travel Expenses for Members of Tynwald had not been updated for the period from January 2017 to now.
“It is great to see that the members of the last Tynwald, which served from 2016 to 2021, did not claim any reimbursement from taxpayers for on-island transport during this time. This was an unexpected and happy surprise,” said Michael Josem of the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance.
According to the Office of the Clerk of Tynwald, no Members of Tynwald have claimed reimbursement for on-island transport by taxpayers since October 2013, which is now a running streak of eight years. The Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance has contacted each of the current 331 members of Tynwald about this issue. The Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance has asked each current serving member for a personal guarantee that they will help maintain the eight-year streak by confirming that they won’t apply for reimbursement for on-island transport costs during the current Tynwald from 2021 to 2026.
In coming weeks, we will be publishing a list of current Tynwald members who have confirmed they won’t be seeking such reimbursements for 2021 to 2026. We look forward to celebrating the commitments of many current members of Tynwald!
The rules for Members of Tynwald claiming on-island transport reimbursement are publicly available online.