"No Sacred Cows" - Truth or Spin?

The Chief Minister has said that there are to be no "sacred cows" when it comes to fixing the financial situation.

Is that really the truth? 

  • The LegCo
  • Local government consolidation
  • Privatisation of the airport
  • Paying for the Liverpool Landing Stage
  • Means testing benefits 
  • Public service retirement age to match State Pension age
  • The MEA debt
  • Replacibg the Tynwald Members Pension Scheme with a cash schene for all members
  • Farming subsidies
  • Rationalisation of the Cabinet Office
  • End Lieutenant Governor role
  • Means testing public housing
  • End First Home Buyers scheme
  • Invite public work contract tenders from offshore
  • Sell Ramsey Post Office
  • Open tender for ferry services

Etc...etc...

Why the contribution is important

If the Chief Minister really means what he said there should be absolutely no difficulty in making much more than £25 million pa in savings. But did he really mean it? Or was it just for public consumption?

by dpfellows on May 12, 2017 at 09:50AM

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