In today’s Manx Independent

Manx Independent, July 9, 2015

Manx Independent, July 9, 2015

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Today’s front page story reveals how, while the Treasury Minister has this week told us we must work longer to earn a pension, the brakes have been applied to mooted changes to pensions for civil service employees - with some proposals abandoned altogether.

Reporter Adrian Darbyshire tells readers: ‘Members of the government’s unified pension scheme have now been informed by the Public Sector Pensions Authority’s pensions committee that the July timescale for reaching agreement on reforms is ‘unrealistic’ and is being put back until the end of the year. And two key proposals have been removed altogether, with the approval of Council of Ministers – raising the normal minimum retirement age from 55 to 58 and taxing lump sums above £200,000.’

Pick up a copy of today’s paper to read the full story.

Elsewhere in the Indy, we’ve got pictures from this week’s amazing scenes in Laxey where a tram toppled over, news on how businessman Roy Tilleard has won a high court bid to overturn a planning decision on his Callow’s Yard development in Castletown, a story on how two students with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy took their wheelchairs cross-country in aid of charity and an obituary of Angela Drower, the granddaughter of the founder of Cunningham’s Camp.

There’s also lots of pictures from the Tynwald Garden Party, new from the courts and a Pride in Mann nomination for Katie Blackburn, who helps people with disabilities to ride horses.

Meanwhile, the sports pages have all the latest from the Tour de France, Southern 100, the island’s busy golf scene and a round-up of the Island Games.

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