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Tynwald supports unified pension scheme

Controversial plans for a unified public sector pension scheme have reached a significant milestone.

Tynwald voted 24-6 in favour of Chief Minister Tony Brown's proposals, with Peter Karran, David Cannan, Bill Henderson, Bill Malarkey, Brenda Cannell and Steve Rodan objecting.

The vote means progress can now be made with, among other things, the creation of a project team to ensure the first ever Manx public service scheme is in place by April 2012.

This is part of what Mr Brown said when he summed up at the end of the debate, prior to the vote:

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