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Spending equates to £14,044 per person

Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Total Government gross spending projected for 2022-23 equates to around £14,044 per head for every member of the Island’s population[1], including children.

This per person figure includes:

  • £4,214 for Social Security payments such as the State Pension, Income Support and Child Benefit and allocation of National Insurance funds towards the NHS
  • £3,559 for Health and Social Care Services, of which £1,406 relates to Nobles Hospital, £872 for Primary Care, £564 for Social Care Services, £199 for providing free or subsidised prescriptions or drugs and £237 for treating Manx patients in the United Kingdom
  • £1,455 for Education, including £128 for University Fees
  • £1,384 for former Government employee pensions, of which around £401 comes from current employee contributions
  • £450 for the Police, Fire, Prison and other parts of the Department of Home Affairs

  • £239 for supporting the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, including the Office of Fair Trading and the Road Transport Licencing Committee
  • £121 Net expenditure (after income) for Public Transport and Heritage Railways
  • £83 for Sports, Recreation and Youth Services, including subsidising regional swimming pools

[1] Assumes population of 84,069 per Statistics Isle of Man, Cabinet Office (May 2021)

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