'Toilet tax' voted in on the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man parliament is expected to vote on the introduction of a so-called' toilet tax'. From April, every home and business on the island will have to pay a £50 fee to the Water and Sewerage Authority to cover the cost of sewage disposal.

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Vote on introduction of 'toilet tax' on the Isle of Man

There will be a vote today on the introduction of a so-called' toilet tax' on the Isle of Man. Credit: PA

There will be a vote today on the introduction of a so-called' toilet tax' on the Isle of Man.

From April, every home and business on the island will have to pay a £50 fee to the Water and Sewerage Authority to cover the cost of sewage disposal.

'Say no to toilet tax' sign Credit: Granada Reports

In 2015 the charge will rise to £100 and is likely to increase to £300 per year in future.

The Isle of Man Water and Sewerage Authority says the levy is needed because the Manx government is gradually reducing its budget by around £7m.

The introduction of the fee has angered many residents and a petition promoted on social media sites has gained over 6000 signatures.

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