News from Mannin Branch of the Celtic League:
“Taxpayers paid more than £175,000 to maintain and renovate the Lieutenant Governor’s house, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed.
It showed running costs, before VAT, including maintenance, oil and electricity stood at £32,226.53 between April 2016 and March 2017.
Over five years more than £144,000 was spent on renovations at Government House where Sir Richard Gozney lives.
The Celtic League’s Bernard Moffatt said the money spent is “horrendous”.
“In a time when the number of people using food banks in the Isle of Man is on the rise it is an absurdity,” he said.
“It’s a ridiculous amount when there is increasing deprivation in our community.
“Some people can’t afford to heat their homes – some don’t even have a home – so these figures do astonish me.”
Full report here from the BBC at this link:
Image: No it’s not the pantry at Government House it is one of the growing number of foodbanks in Mann.
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