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Income Tax and NI increases will 'inevitably' increase foodbank use

Charity responds saying demand is already at Covid level

Raising Income Tax and National Insurance will ‘inevitably’ increase the amount of people relying on the Isle of Man Food Bank.

The charity says it’s concerned about the impact the further squeeze on living costs will have on people who are only ‘just about managing’.

The financial uplifts were announced as part of this year’s Budget - you can find out more about National Insurance HERE and Income Tax HERE.

Director David Gawne told Manx Radio demand is currently peaking at levels last seen during the Covid pandemic:

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