Jersey move aligns Channel Island policy with UK
All eyes are on the Manx government's next move after it was announced the BBC will partially fund TV Licences for over-75s in Jersey.
The move brings the broadcaster's Channel Island policy in line with that of the UK - costing the corporation an annual sum of £135,000 from 2018.
It follows a review of the BBC's current arrangements with the States of Jersey - which will expire at the end of this year.
Free Licences for older residents here were re-approved by Tynwald a month ago after being controversially scrapped by the previous administration.
But the full cost - around £600,000 per year - is being absorbed solely by government.
Treasury Minister Alf Cannan assured members it was a 'short term' solution at the time - and efforts would be made to arrange a level of BBC funding in the Island.