Heritage Transport

Stop all subsidies. Such Heritage Transport schemes should be privatised or handed to volunteers/charities to be run at NO cost to the rate payers or tax payers of the IOM. These schemes work well throughout the UK and elsewhere.

Why the contribution is important

With dwindling reserves it is vital that non-essentials are cut from the Government support. Such transport schemes can and are run very successfully elsewhere as Charities, managed and run by enthusiastic volunteers. Removing IOM Heritage Transport from Government funding should have absolutely no effect on tourist numbers, if they want to ride on the trams and trains it is immaterial to them who funds it!

by carolha on April 18, 2017 at 02:33AM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama April 18, 2017 at 11:42

    Public Services need to be prioritised - zero cuts to health, education, roads maintenance . . . so it make sense to target "nice to have services", this is a good idea.
  • Posted by OldSailor April 18, 2017 at 18:23

    Also, if the "front end" of government gets cut (i.e. the responsibilities of central government get passed on to local commissions and authorities, or the actual programs are terminated) then there should be a concomitant cut in the "back end" of government (i.e. the civil service) who now have less to do. If government claims that so many civil servants are needed because of how complicated it is to "run" government administration then someone definitely needs to simplify the requirements to suit the value of services being provided to the public.
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