Cut the Salaries and Pensions

Stop the final years salary in the Government workers and police force.  Cut their salaries they are overpaid and they should work until they are 65 like everyone else and why should the taxpayers contribute to their pensions - Stop this we object to it.

Cut the MHK's salary and their pensions - they are overpaid.


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Cut their salary and their pensions - they are overpaid.

by SamIOMGov on April 27, 2017 at 12:55PM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama April 27, 2017 at 17:18

    It's no longer a final salary pension scheme.

    But tax lump sums for public pensions as these are currently tax free :-)

    Cut staff. Yup,
  • Posted by Manxlotus April 27, 2017 at 17:45

    Public Servants (not Civil Servants) do have a leaving age of 65. Everyone has the option of taking a reduced lump sum in order to retire early - why is that wrong? I don't want to be working at 65 and I'm sure the vast majority of Government workers don't want to be either.

    Cutting staff started several years ago and we are now in a situation where a lot of valuable knowledge has been lost and the DoI with insufficient staff to carry out even simple day to day maintenance. Look to cut more of the admin rather than the people needed to service and improve the islands infrastructure.
  • Posted by Yukiyama April 27, 2017 at 19:13

    The lump sum is not wrong - tax free is.

    We cannot afford it any more.

    You would still get your lump sum after paying tax for the services you will still use.

  • Posted by katewatson April 27, 2017 at 21:34

    Bring back abatement for people in receipt of public sector pensions who go back to work for government, e.g. police officers who undertake admin roles. It was done away with when the 2012 scheme came in and was a stupid move.
  • Posted by madeleine April 30, 2017 at 09:23

    Dear Manxlotus- I don't want to be working till I am 65 either but unlike you I am a woman who has taken time out of the workplace to raise my children. I am over 60 now and my pension age has now been raised to 66, so I have no choice but to carry on working in a job that will no doubt shorten my life. This is the reality for many non governmental woman workers supporting families!
  • Posted by dpfellows April 30, 2017 at 12:59

    Is it better to cut salaries and pensions or to cut numbers? The £100 million pa that will soon be being extracted from general revenue to pay PS Pensions is the equivalent of about 2,000 PS jobs assuming salary plus on-costs on average of £50,000. Either way we are facing an affordability issue for the Public Service which cannot continue to be ignored. On balance I would personally prefer significantly fewer public employees.
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