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I'm a Parent

I'm a Parent:

  • There will be no increases to Maternity, Paternity or Adoption Allowances
  • The single parent allowance is staying at £6,400
  • Child benefit is going up by 5% for those who are eligible to receive it, from £23.05 for a first/only child and £15.20 for any subsequent children to around £24.20 and £15.96 respectively.
  • £2.74m will go towards supporting educational needs provision in schools

£972,000 has been assigned for pre-contract and design work on Castle Rushen High School, although plans to have the revamp complete by March 2027 have been delayed.

Rushen MHK Juan Watterson says that delay is unaccpetable:

Meanwhile, Arbory, Castletown and Malew MHK, Tim Glover, says he wants to see spades in the ground instead of pens and drawings: