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Whether we “fiscally get away with it” or not is a really big question. The firefighting on the health side is now at the vaward, but we need to be giving serious consideration to how we spend money and raise money across our Government, and local authorities in the recovery phase. That may well last a decade, and even if we come out of this relatively unscathed, with something left in reserve, prudence and austerity may well become the new norm.

 

I found these this morning.

An application by Ramsey Town Commissioners to construct three beach huts.

https://services.gov.im/planningapplication/services/planning/planningapplicationdetails.iom?ApplicationReferenceNumber=20/00310/B

An application by the DOI to build a new Vehicle Testing Centre

 https://services.gov.im/planningapplication/services/planning/planningapplicationdetails.iom?ApplicationReferenceNumber=20/00323/B

The first one is most certainly spaff. The latter is something which is likely a nice to have in real terms. And it would be especially so if that function was decanted to the private sector. 

So what would Future Mann look like? Discuss/:

 

 

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

Whether we “fiscally get away with it” or not is a really big question. The firefighting on the health side is now at the vaward, but we need to be giving serious consideration to how we spend money and raise money across our Government, and local authorities in the recovery phase. That may well last a decade, and even if we come out of this relatively unscathed, with something left in reserve, prudence and austerity may well become the new norm.

 

I found these this morning.

An application by Ramsey Town Commissioners to construct three beach huts.

https://services.gov.im/planningapplication/services/planning/planningapplicationdetails.iom?ApplicationReferenceNumber=20/00310/B

An application by the DOI to build a new Vehicle Testing Centre

 https://services.gov.im/planningapplication/services/planning/planningapplicationdetails.iom?ApplicationReferenceNumber=20/00323/B

The first one is most certainly spaff. The latter is something which is likely a nice to have in real terms. And it would be especially so if that function was decanted to the private sector. 

So what would Future Mann look like? Discuss/:

 

 

 

 

You can be absolutely guaranteed that there will be no reduction in the non-frontline/emergency services public sector either in numbers or salaries. Things will carry on as before.

 

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43 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

So what would Future Mann look like? Discuss/:

An even lower population of under 40s.

Grasping for a UK handout for 2 years...finally realising they have to enable the 2006 scope of government report.

Major cuts in government staffing. Government pensions capped.

 

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1 minute ago, Andy Onchan said:

You can be absolutely guaranteed that there will be no reduction in the non-frontline/emergency services public sector either in numbers or salaries. Things will carry on as before.

 

As much as this sentence disgusts me and in the present climate is morally repugnant you are absolutely correct. They will treat this as a bump in the road, just making the inevitable crashing into the buffers a little earlier than they would have hoped. 

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30 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

You can be absolutely guaranteed that there will be no reduction in the non-frontline/emergency services public sector either in numbers or salaries. Things will carry on as before.

 

There has to be. 

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2 minutes ago, Derek Flint said:

There has to be. 

Don't hold your breath. Trimming around the edges at most. Did you see David Christian's reaction to calls from shops for rates relief during the lock down? "Council can't afford it." Doesn't matter where the money comes from so long as it comes.

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