Somewhat unsurprisingly, no indigenous sources of coal, oil
or gas have been found beneath the Island's surface as yet
- and so the Isle of Man depends predominantly on (thoroughly
modern) imports to supply its energy demands.
As with other aspects of its welfare provision, the Island's social security and healthcare systems are similar to that of the United Kingdom. Reciprocity in social security arrangements with the UK has been the Isle of Man Government policy for years.