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RNLI pays DED for TT logo

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Lifesaving charity, the RNLI, pays £250 for the use of government's TT logo on its badges - and news of it has prompted social media anger.

A member pitched a question to the Department of Economic Development in a post to Facebook's 'Isle of Man News and Politics' page.

It attracted a wave of comments from group members.

Over 60 people commented on the post - some assumed it was true, others weren't so quick to judge, saying they hope the information isn't accurate.

However, member responsible for Tourism and Motorsport Rob Callister confirmed the charge - he said the DED agreed the use of the TT logo on RNLI pins at a reduced rate. 

He added it followed discussions with the RNLI National Office, and insists the move generates 'considerable income' for the charity.

The fee is a contribution toward 'administration costs' in processing it.

It follows a social media storm in January this year when Bushy's attempted to use trademarked letters 'TT' on its merchandise.

The company was hit with a legal warning.

Manx Radio was unable to contact Mr Callister for comment.

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