Consultation Hub

Consultation helps shape our work to inform the development of policy, projects and legislation.  It helps us to find out your views and lets us know about any ideas or suggestions you may have. 

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Listen with each ear, then decide

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We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

The Communications Commission is required to review the Mobile Termination Rate annually. We consulted on our draft decision to retain the rates at 1.25 pence per minute for a further year from 1 May 2018.

You Said

We received 2 responses to our consultation. Neither objected to our draft decision.

We Did

We have made the decision to retain the rates at 1.25 pence per minute. This will be effective from 1 May 2018 for a one year period.

We Asked

The Cabinet Office asked for feedback on proposed changes to the Isle of Man’s new data protection framework between 23 January and 5 March 2018. The proposed enabling Data Protection Bill, with secondary legislation comprising draft Orders implementing the GDPR and the LED, and implementing regulations were published with the consultation, along with a number of questions on various areas of fundamental policy.

You Said

The consultation attracted over 50 responses in total, from a number of categories of respondent, including businesses, industry associations, local authorities and individuals, in addition to Government Departments and other associations. The majority of responses supported the specific questions set out, and set out further comments on diverse areas from drafting and typographical issues, areas requiring clarification or further regulation, or specific issues such as modifications and exemptions.

We Did

The Cabinet Office has considered all of the comments and suggestions received. A paper providing full details of the consultation feedback, and the Cabinet Office’s responses has been published on the Isle of Man Government’s Consultation Hub. The enabling Bill completed its passage through the House of Keys and Legislative Council, and as a direct result of the consultation, parts of the draft GDPR and LED Orders, together with significant parts of the Implementing Regulations have been amended. 

The revised Orders and Implementing Regulations as amended are due to be laid before Tynwald at its May sitting. There will be further development of additional secondary legislation and such guidance, codes or otherwise as required to ensure proper implementation of the GDPR and the LED.

We Asked

We asked for information about the services provided by businesses that sell insurance alongside their principal goods or services. These businesses are not registered with the Financial Services Authority because of an exemption within legislation. We wanted to gather more information to determine what level of regulation is appropriate for this type of business before producing firm proposals for consultation.

You Said

We received 2 responses to the survey, both of which requested that they remain anonymous.

We Did

Taking the responses we received into account, we plan to issue a consultation paper in April 2018 which will set out the Financial Services Authority’s proposals on the exemptions from the regulatory framework for insurance intermediation.