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Public sector rents to increase by 3.1%

Public sector rents in the Isle of Man are set to increase by 3.1%, with effect from 1 April 2018. The revised charges have been announced by the Department of...
Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Users of home cleaning service to be offered a reassessment of need as contract ends

The Department of Health and Social Care has taken the decision to end its commissioned cleaning service which was available to people eligible for income...
Friday, 1 December 2017

Treasury consulting on proposed changes to benefits

The Treasury has today launched a consultation on proposed changes to two income-related social security benefits – employed person’s allowance and income...
Thursday, 30 November 2017

Ramsey Social Security office opening times to change

The opening times of the Social Security office on Queens Promenade in Ramsey are to change from the beginning of October this year, in response to trends in...
Monday, 4 September 2017

Public sector rents to rise by 2%

Public sector rents in the Isle of Man are set to rise by 2%, with effect from 1 April 2017. The revised charges have been announced by the Department of...
Friday, 2 December 2016

Avoid a Chritmas debt hangover

Lots of us start the Christmas season with the best of intentions, but it’s easy to get carried away, leaving ourselves with a debt ‘hangover’ that can be felt...
Friday, 25 November 2016

Scheme to restore free TV licences for all over-75s

A Treasury scheme to restore the provision of free TV licences for all pensioners aged 75 and over will be moved for approval at the November sitting of...
Thursday, 3 November 2016

Views sought on Personal Capability Assessment process

Social Security claimants who have undergone a Personal Capability Assessment (PCA) will be asked for their views of the experience as part of an independent...
Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Further information on changes to state pension system

The Treasury has published further information on changes to the Island’s state pension system due to be introduced on 6 April 2019.  These changes will not...
Thursday, 25 August 2016

Treasury to bolster benefit fraud inspectorate

The Treasury has today announced that it is taking further action to tackle the growing problem of benefit fraud in the Isle of Man. Another two full-time...
Friday, 24 June 2016
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