Spending equates to £15,243 per person

Tuesday, 21 February 2023

Total Government gross spending projected for 2023-24 equates to around £15,243 per head for every man, woman and child of the Island’s population*.

This per person figure includes:

  • £4,538 for Social Security payments such as the State Pension, Income Support and Child Benefit and allocation of National Insurance funds towards the NHS

  • £3,787 for Health and Social Care Services, of which £1,651 relates to Noble’s Hospital, £762 for Primary Care, £748 for Social Care Services, £227 for providing free or subsidised prescriptions or drugs and £232 for treating Manx patients in the United Kingdom

    • £1,592 for Education, including £129 for University Fees

    • £474 for the Police, Fire, Prison and other parts of the Department of Home Affairs

    • £266 for supporting the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, including the Office of Fair Trading & Road Transport Licencing Committee

    • £180 Net Expenditure (after income) for Public Transport and Heritage Railways

    • £141 for Waste Management, in addition a further £80 raised via local authorities or business waste charges

    • £87 for Sports, Recreation and Youth Services, including subsidising regional swimming pools

    • £43 for Culture, including the Villa Gaiety

*Assumes population of 84,069 per Statistics Isle of Man, Cabinet Office (May 2021).

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