Projected total government gross spending for 2023-24 equates to around £15,243 per head for every man, woman and child in the island.

This per person figure includes:

•£4,538 for social security payments such as the state pension, income support and child benefit and allocation of National Insurance funds towards the health service

•£3,787 for health and social care services, of which £1,651 relates to Noble’s Hospital, £762 for Primary Care, £748 for social care services, £227 for providing free or subsidised prescriptions or drugs and £232 for treating Manx patients in the UK

•£1,592 for education, including £129 for university fees

•£474 for the police, fire, prison and other parts of the Department of Home Affairs

•£266 for supporting the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, including the Office of Fair Trading and Road Transport Licencing Committee

•£180 net expenditure (after income) for public transport and heritage railways

•£141 for waste management, in addition a further £80 raised via local authorities or business waste charges

•£87 for sports, recreation and youth services, including subsidising regional swimming pools

•£43 for culture, including the Villa Gaiety