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MHK disappointed after Tynwald fails to back government revenue inquiry

Could the public’s view on taxes, rates and charges be changed by having an open discussion on how the government makes money?

West Douglas MHK Chris Thomas thinks so – but his motion to set up an inquiry into government revenue failed to be seconded in Tynwald this week.

Mr Thomas says he’s disappointed his idea - which would have seen the public, voluntary organisations and businesses have their say on taxes, rates and other charges – didn’t spark any debate in court.

And he says an open forum could have been a useful tool for government:

 

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