Day: 16 February 2021

Gef’s Daily Roundup

Budget Day Check out our socials and to see loads of coverage of and reaction to today’s Budget. Beach Buddies Beach Buddies will be taking to Douglas beach this weekend as the charity seeks to tidy up the seafront after our recent stormy weather. Founder Bill Dale said: ‘We […]

School Is Cancelled

Taylorian Productions’ School of Rock show has been cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.  The show was originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. Now in an email sent to members of the cast and crew, seen by Gef, Producer/Co-Founder Matt James has confirmed it has […]

Hey Big Spender

The Capital Programme in this year’s Budget totals spending of £182,382,000. The majority of the Capital Programme for 2021/22 will be undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure in line with their responsibility to manage and maintain the bulk of Government’s infrastructure and its own share of the public sector housing […]

Budget At A Glance

Treasury Minister Alf Cannan’s fifth and (probably) final Budget of this administration has  been called a “budget of resilience” which the gov seeking to stabilise the economy, protect jobs and invest in vital public services while providing a platform for economic recovery from the pandemic. It will see £1.161 billion […]

What Don’t We Know?

While the Budget is full of facts and figures, we also have to look at what it doesn’t tell us. A One Year Budget Treasury Minister Alf Cannan says this is a one year Budget, but with a General Election looming and a new gov set to take the reins […]

Key Figures From This Year’s Budget

Government revenue spending for 2021/22 is budgeted at £1.161 billion, representing £13,740 for every person on the Island – an increase of 3.3%. Some of the highlights of this year’s Budget include: No increase in income tax or National Insurance Personal tax allowance up to £14,250 (up £3,750 since 2016) […]