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Post Office's UK salesperson makes net loss of £90,000

Contract terminated after generating less than £4,000 in revenue

Employing a UK-based salesperson cost the Isle of Man Post Office more than £94,000, despite generating less than £4,000 in revenue.

The role was created in January last year to identify and test the UK market for potential sales opportunities, but the contract was terminated in January this year.

Salary, national insurance contributions and expenses for the salesperson came to a total of £94,134 for the 12-month period, resulting in £3,900 worth of sales.

The figure was revealed in this month's Tynwald sitting following a written question from Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper.

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