Our troubles are largely self-inflicted - following the Isle of Man down the road of "zero-10" taxation. Don't ask. What we should have done was complain like hell to the UK and EU about the £ 230 million subsidy that the UK was giving to the IoM. That subsidy enabled the IoM to dream up zero-10, in the belief that the Channel Islands could not follow without crippling ourselves.
Originally Posted by Grumpybear
In the event we did manage, just, and then the UK cut their subsidy to the IoM, leaving them with an as yet unresolved problem. But we are still stuck with zero-10, and it's not comfortable.
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