Politicians are considering introducing a benefits cap, today’s Isle of Man Examiner reveals

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Politicians are considering introducing a cap on benefits, this week’s Isle of Man Examiner reveals.

The move comes after the Manx Independent last week revealed how many families in the island would have their benefits cut if the island adopted the UK’s rules.

Cuts are definitely being introduced by the police.

Today’s Examiner reveals what’s changing.

Today is also the first day of charging for certain items at the island’s tips.

It’s another change that’s been brought in as the government struggles to balance the books after the UK changed the VAT agreement with the island.

This week’s paper also includes:

> A government minister defending spending £775,000 on consultants

> A preview of a consultation that could see the island move away from the English education system

> A celebration of the 150th anniversary of Archibald Knox’s birth

> Braddan Commissioners’ justification of its new by-laws

> An insight into the work of one Manxman as he observes life in the occupied West Bank

> The centenary of Sulby’s church

> Why Peel Commissioners might sell the bowling green and tennis courts just off the promenade

> A first-hand account of what it’s like to be long-term unemployed in the Isle of Man

> Lots of photos from the weekend’s Lambing Live event in Patrick

> Garry Corneil’s new home

> Peter Kennaugh’s win in Italy.

With our action-packed sports pullout, our lively letters pages, Terry Cringle’s nostalgia pages and comprehensive business coverage, reading the Examiner is essential if you really want to be in the know.

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