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Chief Minister presented with framed set of stamps at recent visit

POSTED yesterday at 10:44 am

Last week, Wednesday 15th February, Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK and Chief Secretary Will Greenhow visited Isle of Man Post Office. A presentation on the business’s strategic direction, its current challenges and the various projects currently underway was given before they viewed first-hand the business’s operation and undertook tours of IMS, Mails and the Customer Service Centre. Wednesday was also the launch of Isle of Man Post Office’s very first collection of variable value self-adhesive definitive stamps featuring the Three Legs of Man emblem (known as the Triskelion). These new stamps are available from the Pay Post kiosk at Postal Headquarters which the Chief Minister was only too happy to witness see be produced direct from...

Budget focus on working families

POSTED yesterday at 10:12 am

Support for working families was a key theme when Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan MHK unveiled his first Budget in Tynwald this week (Tuesday, February 21, 2017). Mr Cannan announced the largest ever single increase in income tax personal allowance and the first rise in child benefit payments for seven years. ‘Now is the time to recognise the contribution of working families and individuals who have been asked to tighten their belts over the past few years’, declared the Minister. There was also more funding for health services and additional support for meeting the cost of nursing care. At the same time Mr Cannan announced the tax cap would be higher in future, saying he fully supported the scheme but an increase was ‘both morally and...

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