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Budget only 'first step' to growth - Cannan

Members pass measures unanimously

The Treasury Minister insists yesterday's budget announcement was merely a 'first step' towards economic reform.

Alf Cannan's five year plan for rebalancing the books grabbed headlines with a boost to personal tax allowance, child benefit and state pension payouts.

The measures were unanimously passed by Tynwald.

But critics in the court raised concerns over a lack of promises on local authority reform, or means testing people on benefits.

However Mr Cannan claimed these were still on the agenda - and work on all fronts was ongoing:

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