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Government forecasts £2.86m surplus

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

The Government is forecasting a £2.86m surplus for the 2017-18 financial year.

The Treasury estimates the total income will be £964m over the next 12 months - a 4.8% rise compare with the 2016-17 period.

Gross spending will be up by £17m, or 1.65%, with Government services costing around £2.8m per day.

£3m will be put aside as a contingency fund should unexpected costs arise.

Customs and excise will provide 35% of the Island's income, while income tax and other taxes make up over 20%.

Treasury Minister Alfred Cannan has been setting out his budget in Tynwald this morning.

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