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Commissioner has concerns over outsourcing rates

Fri, 24 Mar 2023

A Ramsey Commissioner says Treasury is ‘well placed’ to collect local authority rates.

Juan McGuinness says it collects the ‘majority’ of them and is ‘mildly’ worried that outsourcing to a private company has been brought up in Tynwald.

It comes after the Treasury Minister, Dr Alex Allinson announced that there will be a consultation into how rates debt will be collected.

Mr McGuinness says the switch to using private companies could become another ‘burden’ on ratepayers.

Local Democracy Reporter Emma Draper spoke to him:


  • Juan Rates IV


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