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Economic report published "warts and all"

Minister urges government not to dwell on the findings

Government's latest economic forecasts have been published 'warts and all', according to the minister in charge.

Traditionally, the document has made for heavy reading - now the focus is on so-called 'cold facts' for politicians, businesses and the public to interpret for themselves.

The Quarterly Economic Report for late 2017 boasted a growth in the Island's population of 300 in the previous twelve months, including 130 under the age of 65.

That trend has 'slowed considerably' moving into 2018.

Chris Thomas says the key is to use the document to make positive change, not to dwell on its findings:

 

The full document is available to view at www.gov.im.

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