The Poverty Committee, a Select Committee of Tynwald, is releasing an online survey for Island residents to share their experience and views of social security benefit systems on the Isle of Man. This includes in-work benefits, unemployment benefits, health related benefits, family benefits, pensions and emergency Covid support. The survey can be completed by any individual, including those who are not eligible to receive financial support themselves.
The survey can be found here: https://survey02.gov.im/snapwebhost/s.asp?k=160820045996 and will be available for completion until midnight on Friday, 15th January 2021.
Further information about the work of the Committee can be found on its webpage here.
The members of the Poverty Committee are appointed by Tynwald and are The Hon Juan Watterson SHK (Chair), Mr Jason Moorhouse MHK and Miss Tanya August-Hanson MLC.
Mr Watterson commented:
‘Poverty is a difficult subject at any time of year, but particularly Christmas for those struggling to make the festive season festive whilst balancing tight budgets between food, heating and presents. We want to hear how those on low pay and benefits manage this, and how the system can be improved. The survey can be taken anonymously, but for those that want to we would welcome the chance to talk about your experience in order to recommend useful changes to benefits going forward’.
For interviews, the Chair can be contacted on 401859.
For further information, please contact:
Mrs Joann Corkish
Clerk to the Committee
Isle of Man