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Election candidate says Government hadn't seen figures before VAT negotiations

Fri, 09 Sep 2011

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A candidate seeking election in Ayre says the Isle of Man entered negotiations over the VAT deal with the UK without looking at the relevant figures.

Andrew Newington-Bridges says the latest VAT reduction was negotiated without the Manx Government having seen the numbers involved.

Mr Newington-Bridges has previously served as an Arbory Commissioner when he lived in the south of the Island

He doesn't see how the Island can be sure it has a fair deal over VAT [play clip]

Education Minister Eddie Teare and Liberal Vannin candidate Pat Ayres are also standing in the constituency.