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Former Treasury official and Keys candidate slams Budget

Gov't expenditure is 'out of control'

A former Keys candidate and senior policy officer in the Treasury says government expenditure is completely out of control.

Gerard Higgins worked in Treasury for 39 years and stood unsuccessfully in the 2021 general election for Douglas South.

He says the latest two percent increase to the higher rate of income tax, will put more pressure on the squeezed middle and low income households.

Mr Higgins believes the first priority should always be to cut what he calls excess administration, bureaucracy, quangos and needless projects:

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