Some local businesses have expressed their doubts on Treasury Minister Eddie Teare’s ‘Tesco tax’.
Today’s Manx Independent has more details.
It’s the Independent’s budget special, with coverage on pages 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7.
There’s also a report on the Tynwald decision on the Peel Road maintenance plan.
On the theme of money, we look at average pay in the island and crunch some of the numbers.
The paper is also campaigning for money to improve maternity facilities. The details are inside.
Bendy buses have been a big topic of conversation in the island for many weeks. Our reporter went on board a bendy bus during the trial for it.
The What, Where, When section looks forward to a classic ballet and includes the island’s two-page What’s On guide.
Sport previews the weekend ahead and reviews the rally.
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