Taxing and spending…

FINANCE Minister Ian Pearson MP is set to axe 2,300 civil servants and move thousands more to new or different departments. With the spend on public services set to increase fairly dramatically, it means a hike in the regional rates. With water charges coming in and debt a fact of life for many, let’s hope your pension is sorted, eh?

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