Confident Budget Makes Positive Changes

The budget made positive strides forward such as increased personal allowances to £14000 (£4500 over the last 4 years); more money for the police, road safety, health and student grants.

£2million was earmarked towards improving the fibre broadband network as fast broadband is implemented island wide.

Highlights also included a tax break to attract new workers and returning students to the Island to boost the local economy. A new community fund of £250,000 is to be run by the Manx Lottery.

Infrastructure commitments include the prom, and new money for the prom walkway, Liverpool Ferry terminal, regeneration for Jurby, important maintenance for the airport and the A5 in the South.

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