Budget scheduled for October delivery

| 30/08/2017 | 9 Comments

(CNS): Government is expected to deliver its first ever two-year budget in mid-October, the premier stated as the Legislative Assembly was adjourned Friday evening. This followed a three-day meeting in which the National Unity Government delivered its Strategic Policy Statement laying out the government’s goals over the next three years and the groundwork for the budget. Finance Minister Roy McTaggart is responsible for delivering the spending plan and is now going through the final process with government agencies.

This budget is the first that the Cayman Islands Government has delivered since 2008 that will not require formal approval from the United Kingdom after the previous finance minister, Marco Archer, was able to get the public purse back in the black and comply with the parameters of the Public Management and Finance Law. McTaggart said he remains committed to meeting the Framework for Fiscal Responsibility, which forms part of the legislation.

Speaking on Cayman 27 this week, McTaggart said that the ministries had provided their wish lists, and though they had to be pared back, the days of austerity measures “are behind us”. Nevertheless, the new finance minister assured the public that there were no plans for “going on a spending spree” and said government was tackling its debt issues, paying down loans when they fall due and also reducing the sums owed by statutory authorities where there are no penalties for early repayment.

“Financially speaking, government is in what I would call a very sweet spot and we hope the growth and prosperity will continue,” he said.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    sell liquor…it the hottest vommodity in cayman islands…then they be richer than dart…have a few billion in surplus at end on 4 yrs😠😕😑




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  2. Anonymous says:

    He should do better than his predecessor




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  3. Anonymous says:

    dirtbags!😤




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  4. Anonymous says:

    woo wee….go after that cayman middle class…tax them to pie es…put them in their proper places…Dirt poor!😣😥




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  5. Anonymous says:

    Keep it up CIG




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  6. Anonymous says:

    I forecast a huge surplus resulting mostly from short sighted record work permit fees and government land sales. Lots of patting each other on the back at Bananas or Sea Inn later.




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  7. Anonymous says:

    The run a way SAGC’S are finally being held in check. The Premier was very brave to pass the public authorities bill.




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  8. Anonymous says:

    foercast: more 2013 ppm promises, no new ideas…. no tax reductions or cost of doing business reductions…….




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