The island’s new ferry terminal in Liverpool is, unsurprisingly, behind on its schedule and will likely go over budget.

In this morning’s Keys sitting, Garff MHK Daphne Caine asked DoI Minister Tim Baker for an update on the £38m scheme, which began in 2019.

A delay in the anticipated completion date was expected given the impact Covid has had on the construction industry in the North West of England and Mr Baker had confirmed in November that the completion date had been pushed back to spring 2022.

This morning Mr Baker told MHKs that the scheme will not be completed until at least March 2022, but that this may fall back further and the final cost will likely exceed the £38m budget, with a recent estimate saying Covid has added £5m to the cost of the scheme, but that no final budget has yet been confirmed.

We will update this story as the Keys sitting continues.

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