Our Treasury Minister approves of a government wage slash of 10%. These are hard times after all. This sounds like more job losses. Some savings will, no doubt, be achieved through natural wasteage, not replacing those who leave a position etc., but it does sound as if some may lose their jobs.
Mr Teare says doing nothing isn’t an option, but that a slash and burn approach to spending could damage the economy.
He says everything must be scrutinised to ensure it provides value for money to the Manx tax payer
I’m sure many will be watching to see whether new working practices in the Social Care department, which appear to have resulted in our importing workers, will also be up for the axe. Half a million nodded through Tynwald when cuts were already being made in some departments. Now there’s a place where we could surely reduce the wage burden on government. Last in etc.
It is also obvious that under these circumstances we really cannot afford further CCTV surveillance of the general public. Furthermore, we also need an insight into training courses supplied to all government departments. For instance, some police training courses used in the UK can be very expensive. Merseyside is very fond of Common Purpose courses. We wouldn’t want to be wasting our money on things like that. would we? After all, what suits Merseyside is of questionable benefit to the Isle of Man.
Transparency is essential now that the red pen is being wielded. We can’t permit jobs to disappear while embracing costly surveillance and training methods. No need for a dilemma, Mr Teare. Let’s see the stats and let the people decide.
After all: Everything must be scrutinised to ensure it provides value for money to the Manx tax payer.