Somewhat unsurprisingly, no indigenous sources of coal, oil or gas have been found beneath the Island's surface as yet - and so the Isle of Man depends predominantly on (thoroughly modern) imports to supply its energy demands.
As with other aspects of its welfare provision, the Island's social security and healthcare systems are similar to that of the United Kingdom. Reciprocity in social security arrangements with the UK has been the Isle of Man Government policy for years.
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The introduction of 4G services ensured that the Isle of Man remained at the forefront of communications technology.
The Post Office provides much more than stamps to the local community.
The Isle of Man has world-class telecommunications infrastructure and services.
The Isle of Man offers education support for all ages from young children to those studying to progress in their careers.
Highways on the Isle of Man.
The Island has local suppliers of electricity, gas and water.
The Manx Electricity Authority provides the Isle of Man with electrical services.
Manx Gas provide the Isle of Man with gas supplies.
The Isle of Man Water & Sewerage Authority provide water services to the Island residents
The Manx NHS runs a range of services - from Noble's Hospital to district nursing
The Island has a more flexible and generous approach to social security than the UK in some regards
The Island may be recognised as a finance and e-gaming centre, but it still has its root in traditional industries too.
Whilst these traditional industries and their ancillary services play a less significant role on the Isle of Man than they once did, they still provide considerable employment and have political, social and strategic importance.
The Isle of Man's landscape has been shaped by farming activities over the centuries
The Manx Kipper is known worldwide
The Forestry, Amenity and Land Directorate manages 19,000 acres of hill lands