17th December

Two Tynwald briefings – the first Future of Property Taxation followed on from the recent consultation on property taxes ie rates. It looks as though there is unlikely to be any change this side of the election but there seems to be an appetite for change to make the system fairer and reflect the fact that the last valuation was done in 1969.

This was followed by an update on the New Pension Scheme inline with the commitment that no one will lose out as a result of the changes.