The biggest threat to the future of the Isle of Man

Allan Bell MHK, the Chief Minister
Allan Bell MHK, the Chief Minister

The Council of Ministers will soon be receiving a report on the ageing population – the issue the Chief Minister has described as ‘the biggest threat to the economic and social future of the Isle of Man.’

Mr Bell was speaking following a warning this week from Social Care Minister Chris Robertshaw MHK that the island’s National Insurance fund will start collapsing in little more than 20 years from now.

The under-45s are facing a future without acceptable State pension provision, Mr Robertshaw told the ‘Roamin’ Comin’ meeting in Peel in which government ministers answered questions from members of the public.

The Isle of Man Examiner has interviewed Mr Robertshaw about the issues highlighted and will include a detailed report in Monday’s edition.