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Gov't 'must protect those struggling the most'

Treasury Minister says not everyone can be given extra help

Government is attempting to protect those who are struggling the most with the rising cost of living, but can't help everyone.

That's the message from the Island's treasury minister following recent rises to the cost of gas and electricity, along with an increasing inflation rate.

More than £850,000 has been paid out in additional support payments to almost 3,000 Manx residents since energy prices started to rise.

David Ashford says global events like the Covid-19 pandemic and Ukraine conflict can have an impact locally:

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