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Cost of IOM Brussels outpost justified - CM

Office a 'guiding light' over Brexit

The siting of a Manx government office in Brussels has been defended by the chief minister.


MHKs were told it cost £169,000 to run the office during 2015-16 and a similar bill was expected this year.


A budget of £189,000 has been allocated.


Howard Quayle said since being established in 2010, officers in Brussels had produced a number of reports and helped further the Island's interests in the EU across a range of challenging issues.


He said that engagement was now more important than ever on matters such as Brexit - an area where the Brussels' office insight has proved invaluable:

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