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The Budget in Detail

How is my money spent?

Spending equates to £16,343 per person

Total Government gross spending projected for 2023-24 equates to around £16,343 per head for every man, woman and child of the Island’s population.

Last year it was £15,243.

This per person figure includes:

  • £4,863 for Social Security payments such as the State Pension, Income Support and Child Benefit and allocation of National Insurance funds towards the NHS
  • £4,311 for Health and Social Care Services, of which £1,800 relates to Noble's Hospital, £850 for primary care, £812 for Social Care Services, £249 for providing free or subsidised prescriptions or drugs and £312 for treating Manx patients in the UK
  • £1,806 for Education, including £118 for university fees
  • £523 for the Police, Fire, Prison and other parts of the Department of Home Affairs
  • £282 for supporting the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, including the Office of Fair Trading & Road Transport Licencing Committee
  • £116 Net Expenditure (after income) for Public Transport and Heritage Railways
  • £103 for Sports, Recreation and Youth Services, including subsidising regional swimming pools
  • £47 for Culture, including the Villa Gaiety