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New Budget 'resolves nothing' says MHK

Fri, 19 Feb 2016

Alf Cannan MLC
Alf Cannan MLC

Michael MHK Alf Cannan says this week's Budget "resolves nothing" in respect of public sector pensions.

In a scathing attack on what he calls a "standstill" plan from a "standstill government" he says unlike the Treasury he is concerned about the diminishing reserves.

Funding public sector pensions currently costs over £3 billion something that could have a knock on effect on frontline services. 

Mr Cannan was one of four MHKs who rejected the Budget on Tuesday - he also took a swipe at the Council of Ministers blaming it for a lack of progress:

 

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