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Chief Minister welcomes Programme for Government progress

Friday, 20 July 2018

Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK has welcomed evidence of the progress being achieved towards the Programme for Government priorities. 

An overview of the Isle of Man Government’s performance over the past 12 months is highlighted in the Programme for Government Annual Report 2018

The report provides an update on the work taking place to deliver an inclusive and caring society, an Island of enterprise and opportunity and a financially responsible government. 

It tracks the progress of 93 actions identified across Departments, Boards and Offices to be tackled during the five-year lifespan of the Programme for Government. 

Six high-level indicators provide a performance snapshot of the past year: 

  • The annual earnings survey showed a 0.2% increase in median earnings, which indicates that more people are sharing in the success of the Island’s growing economy
  • 30% of respondents to the Social Attitudes Survey stated that Government policies have a positive impact on their lives
  • The deficit between Government receipts and spending is projected at £67.5 million for 2018-19, compared with £79.4 million for 2017-18. This shows that Government is addressing the issue of the long-term sustainability of its finances
  • Confidence in the Isle of Man Government increased to 47% from 42%
  • The number of people in employment has risen by almost 500, highlighting the range of jobs and opportunities available in the Island
  • The number of businesses registered to pay ITIP increased to 4,547 from 4,493, helping to generate income, jobs and growth.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle MHK:

‘The Programme for Government sets out the aims of this administration for the next five years and our plans to achieve them. It has the support of Tynwald Members and we are working together to put in place policies that make a positive difference to people’s lives.’ 

He added:

‘This annual report lets the public know how Government is doing in terms of delivering on its commitments. While we face many challenges, at home and internationally, the performance data shows that we are building momentum towards real and lasting change.’ 

Quarterly performance reports are available on the Government website at /performance

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