Manx Independent reveals how many families receive more than £26,000 in benefits

This week's Manx Independent front page

This week's Manx Independent front page

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The Manx Independent this week reveals how many families get more than £26,000 in benefits every year from the state.

A benefits cap is on the agenda in the United Kingdom.

If we had one, how could that affect the Isle of Man?

The main picture on the front page is of two couples who get considerably more than that from the taxpayer.

We have a photo of the moment that the island’s Lieutenant Governor and his wife met the Queen and Prince Philip.

Other stories in the paper include:

The Dalby Spook mystery is unpicked again

Public sector tenants to get fixed-term tenancies

Details of what went on in the House of Keys this week

Manx five-year-olds have worse teeth than English children their age

Douglas will need 750 more parking spaces

Teenager jailed after cutting off electronic tag with scissors

A man who ended up in court after urinating on a police cell door

A feature about the Steam Packet’s role in the First World War

Our Island Life section includes details of an exhibition on creativity and a preview of Kerry Ellis’s concert

With our bigger, better sports section, a seven-day television guide and the Isle of Man’s What’s On guide, the Manx Independent is a great read this week.

And it also includes got a competition to win fitness sessions worth £78.

The Manx Independent is in the shops now.

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