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36 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

"Around 1000 attended"..... Energy FM News.

 

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In that pictures used by Energy I can see a majority of them at the 'CoC Lunch' are bloody civil servants or KPMG (earn fortunes from Gov producing useless reports)!!

Paid lunch for them by CoC and its sponsors? Joke.

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5 minutes ago, NoTailT said:

In that pictures used by Energy I can see a majority of them at the 'CoC Lunch' are bloody civil servants or KPMG (earn fortunes from Gov producing useless reports)!!

Paid lunch for them by CoC and its sponsors? Joke.

And they were there as it was probably touted as an in-house jolly....

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20 hours ago, english zloty said:

The entire conference was about DFE promoting DFE. Cannan has been beguiled by and believes their shite. Hence why the Island plan is being replaced by their economic strategy. But by far the most embarrassing thing is nearly all of Cabinet office being ordered to go to make up the numbers. 

What a complete waste of everyone's time. 

Whatever happened to the 500,000 visitor vision? 

It seems to me that the Cabinet Office is the complete waste of time. An outdated, vanity project. Whatever did we do before it was created and what has it achieved since and at what cost?

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1000 visitors ? 

Wonder how that has been calculated ? Per session, prepay, over both days and all sessions? 

Does it really matter? It's not like they were voting for strike action. 😀 (its Friday)

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1 hour ago, Non-Believer said:

"Around 1000 attended"..... Energy FM News.

It must have been the same way they counted cruise ship passenagers. The building can hold five hundred people in a day, so ergo one thousand people attended the two day conference.

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23 hours ago, Apple said:

Can't really blame him, or anyone else for considering it. Show stopper.

The newly acquired appetite for ‘fairer and broader’ taxation system is a fundamental U-turn from previous IOM governments’ policies (ironically, is at odds with the Tories in the UK who are actively cutting taxes for the rich, especially for the very rich). For years IOM governments have been offering tax benefits in an attempt to lure self-sufficient individuals and businesses (which happened to be predominantly in e-gambling and offshore financial services) to the Island. E.g., there is the ‘NI holiday’ which is available to certain new residents. However, asking all other residents to repair the resulting leak in the NI Operating Fund/ Reserves, when the government itself does not have a good handle on how to spend taxpayers’ money wisely, is making some of those same residents none too happy.

The IOMG is clearly in the bind, and has ever decreasing options. Their pompous rhetoric about ‘the future is bright’ and ‘let’s not talk ourselves into a recession’ seems laughable in the context of the many challenges we are currently facing. Personally, I would like our economy to diversify towards industries such as engineering, non-gambling IT and other cutting-edge technologies; industries that improve lives and/or save the planet. New science and medical research (along the lines of Dr Glover’s business), etc., would also be a brilliant way forward.

At the conference some government ‘officials’ lamented about historic ‘missed opportunities’ such as not building more houses, not insulating more homes, etc., but their current reliance on KPMG’s glossy ‘consultants whitewash’ as a promise to deliver a ‘better’ future, is almost certainly too little too late, IMHO.

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14 hours ago, Steady Eddie said:

No Wednesday was much quieter than Tuesday those figures look nonsensical unless all the CS are included. 

Everyone had to book online so an FOI about how many tickets were booked using @gov.im and all the Offices and Boards email addresses should give a number for that.

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2 hours ago, Ham_N_Eggs said:

Everyone had to book online so an FOI about how many tickets were booked using @gov.im and all the Offices and Boards email addresses should give a number for that.

Didn't they say you could turn up on spec after attendence was looking poor ? 

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3 hours ago, code99 said:

The newly acquired appetite for ‘fairer and broader’ taxation system is a fundamental U-turn from previous IOM governments’ policies (ironically, is at odds with the Tories in the UK who are actively cutting taxes for the rich, especially for the very rich). For years IOM governments have been offering tax benefits in an attempt to lure self-sufficient individuals and businesses (which happened to be predominantly in e-gambling and offshore financial services) to the Island. E.g., there is the ‘NI holiday’ which is available to certain new residents. However, asking all other residents to repair the resulting leak in the NI Operating Fund/ Reserves, when the government itself does not have a good handle on how to spend taxpayers’ money wisely, is making some of those same residents none too happy.

The IOMG is clearly in the bind, and has ever decreasing options. Their pompous rhetoric about ‘the future is bright’ and ‘let’s not talk ourselves into a recession’ seems laughable in the context of the many challenges we are currently facing. Personally, I would like our economy to diversify towards industries such as engineering, non-gambling IT and other cutting-edge technologies; industries that improve lives and/or save the planet. New science and medical research (along the lines of Dr Glover’s business), etc., would also be a brilliant way forward.

At the conference some government ‘officials’ lamented about historic ‘missed opportunities’ such as not building more houses, not insulating more homes, etc., but their current reliance on KPMG’s glossy ‘consultants whitewash’ as a promise to deliver a ‘better’ future, is almost certainly too little too late, IMHO.


The future is green tech

I don't agree with you on a 'KPMG whitewash' tho' - my reading of their final recommendation report is that the IOM will prosper with effective climate change response and investment in green digital (sustainable) infrastructure. With that population increase may occur [the unmentioned corollary is that without it population may decrease]

There is insufficient emphasis on this in the CoMin Economic Plan

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