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Offshore Island PoliticsThe Constitutional and Political Development of the Isle of Man in the Twentieth Century$
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David Kermode

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237778

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313691

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Towards a Prosperous and Caring Society 1981–2000

Towards a Prosperous and Caring Society 1981–2000

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(p.309) Chapter Nine Towards a Prosperous and Caring Society 1981–2000
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Offshore Island Politics
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853237778.003.0009

This chapter discusses the unprecedented prosperity of the Isle of Man. It looks at the continuous economic growth between 1983 and the turn of the century. It also reveals the buoyant revenues required to meet the demands of a steadily growing population to bring about better public services and expensive infrastructural investment and economic policies. The chapter describes several improvements to universal social security benefits, mainstream education services, health services, housing development, and employment policies on the Isle of Man. Finally, it explores revenue spending and taxation of the Isle of Man.

Keywords:   economic growth, revenue spending, public services, infrastructural investment, economic policies, social security, Isle of Man, taxation

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