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. […]
The Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance is investigating whether money taken from Manx taxpayers is being squandered on shoddy Chinese vaccines, with possible payments to a business owned by the Chinese regime. At the end of June, as part of dubious budget hijinks by the Isle of Man Government, the Government gave £800,000 of taxpayers’ money to […]
We haven’t had a Liverpool Ferry Terminal Cost Blowout for a couple of months, so it was about time for one.
The just-released inflation report for June 2021 shows that consumer prices are continuing to put big pressures on Manx household budgets. “Annualised inflation remains well above 3% for the second consecutive month, and has increased from 3.5% in May to 3.7% in June. While there is some chance that this is merely a transitional spike […]
The Isle of Man Government has failed to document the conflicts of interests of the participants of the Citizens’ Forum on Climate Change, according to new records obtained by the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance. The Government revealed that none of the Forum members have been asked to declare conflicts of interest, despite an admission by the Government that many of the stakeholders “have a vested interest in the area”.
The Isle of Man Government’s new health service, Manx Care, has budgeted to spend £170,000 on advertising in its first year of operation, according to new records obtained by the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance under Freedom of Information Act protections. The £170,000 includes advertising on social media outlets such as Facebook, and also legacy media outlets, […]
Douglas Borough Council lost £24,255 in legal fees in a failed employment tribunal case against road worker William Pye, according to new records uncovered by the Manx TaxPayers’ Alliance under Freedom of Information Act protections.
Big increase in people on Disability Living Allowance, and big reduction in number of pensioners receiving Income Support payment.
The Isle of Man Government has launched an attempt to recruit an Auditor General for the Isle of Man, offering up to “£110,000 per annum” for the right candidate, according to a new job advertisement online.
Moving an 18th century schooner back to the Nautical Museum in Castletown is expected to cost more than £5 million. What else could the Government do with £5 million?