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Social Security and NI recommendations approved

Vote comes following lengthy debate

Tynwald members have approved a report on the future of social security and national insurance in the Isle of Man.

Recommendations include a single-tier state pension, consultation on compulsory workplace pensions and the introduction of a benefit cap.

Some members were concerned that by approving the recommendations they would be endorsing changes which had already been decided.

The likes of Chief Minister Allan Bell, Treasury Minister Eddie Teare and Treasury member Bill Henderson, insisted that was not the case, and there was still plenty more consultation and debate to come.

Mr Teare reiterated this in his closing remarks:

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