Day: 16 March 2021

Tynwald Question Time

Tynwald was back this week with members quizzing ministers on topics including school lunches, online degrees and medicinal cannabis. Julie Edge – On how many occasions in the last 12 months the published primary school meals menu has not been provided? Dr Al – From March 24 2020 to May […]

Gef’s Daily Roundup

Committee to Question Prom Works The Environment and Infrastructure Policy Review Committee will be hearing evidence from DoI Minister Tim Baker and CEO Nick Black this week. The first part of the hearing will focus on the Douglas Promenade Scheme, and the second part will address matters relating to the […]

Building Control Regs Delayed by Covid

Proposed changes to building control fees and charges have been delayed for a second time due to coronavirus restrictions and pressure facing the construction industry. The Building Control (Fees) Regulations 2021 were due to be considered by Tynwald on Tuesday and could have seen fees increased by 4% from 1 […]

Unemployment Fell in February

Unemployment fell in February, down to 822, however these figures are from before the most recent lockdown began. The number of registered unemployed increased by 433 compared with February 2020, but the unemployment rate for February 2021 has fallen to 1.9% compared with 2.4% in the previous month January 2021.  […]

Thorntons Store to Close

A spokesman for Thorntons has confirmed the closure of its Douglas store. The chocolatier is to shut all of its 61 stores across the UK, putting 603 jobs at risk as it plans to move its operations online and focus on selling its products through supermarkets and other stores.. Speaking […]

Kinrade Appointed Education CEO

Graham Kinrade has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Department of Education, Sport and Culture on a permanent basis. In the position he will be responsible for more than 2,300 staff and a budget of £115 million. Mr Kinrade joined the department as a teacher in 1987 […]