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)

  • Gov investments almost recovered to same level as March 2020 (with £1.6bn)

  • £15.4m approved bid for DHSC, includes money for Manx Care with savings target of £2.7m built into budget

  • £2.25m funding for climate change adaptation

  • £4.9m approved bid for DoI

  • £379,000 approved bid for Dept of Home Affairs

  • Five year capital programme totalling £448m

  • Capital programme of £182m for 2021-22, with £82.1m expected to be delivered

  • Dept income targets raised generally by 2%

  • Employee budget increase of 1% in line with inflation

Benefits and Pensions:

Both are up this year, with pensioners the best off with above inflation increases:

  • Basic state pension up 2.5%

  • Manx state pensions up 2.5%

  • Nursing care contribution up 15.6%

  • Incapacity benefit up 0.5%

  • Bereavement support up 0.5%

  • Carers allowance up 0.5%

  • Jobseekers allowance up 0.5%

Departments and Boards Capital Spending

Cabinet Office – £3,307,000

Courts – £245,000

DEFA – £1,818,000

DESC – £5,135,000

DFE – £3,868,000

DHA – £1,996,000

DHSC – £16,990,000

DoI – £99,190,000

DoI Housing  Reserve – £2,947,000

Financial Intelligence Unit – £228,000

Financial Services Authority – £71,000

Gambling Supervision Commission – £410,000

Manx Radio – £1,312,000

Manx National Heritage – £876,000

Manx Utilities Authority – £18,716,000

Treasury – £25,273,000

Subtotal – £182,382,000

Grants and Subsidies Total Budgets

MUA flood defences – £500,000

Financial Services Authority – £4,053,000

Manx Radio – £1,079,000

Laxey Glen Mills – £166,000

Culture Vannin – £430,000

International Development – £2,500,000

Manx Lottery Trust – £750,000

Sports Council – £501,000

Arts Council – £539,000

Manx National Heritage – £4,592,000