Isle of Man government plans a shake-up
Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK has announced a radical restructuring of the Council of Ministers system in order to deal with the critical issues the IOM is facing. In a statement, he said, “Government can no longer work in departmental silos. We will be reviewing the budget setting process, which I believe needs improvement for the future. We must put the needs of our citizens above the outdated structures of Government to deliver the right outcomes.‚Äù
The Chief Minister reported good news on the development of the island’s economy and international reputation, and progress in making Government more efficient. But he warned of major challenges beyond the rebalancing of the budget in 2015/16 ‚Äì particularly the pressures of an ageing population on public services such as health and social care.