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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Eaisht lesh dagh cleaysh, eisht jean briwnys
Listen with each ear, then decide

We Asked, You Said, We Did

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

We Asked

We asked for views on proposed increases to fees payable to the Authority from 1 April 2020 in line with inflation.

You Said

We received four responses, however no significant issues were raised.

We Did

The new fees are due to come into operation on 1 April 2020, subject to the necessary Tynwald procedure.

We Asked

The consultation outlined the scope and content of the Bank (Recovery and Resolution) Bill 2020. The Bill is based on international standards already adopted by jurisdictions such as the United Kingdom, the Eurozone member states and Jersey, but is tailored to the Isle of Man’s needs where appropriate. This ensures that the Island will have the necessary procedures in place both to plan for the possibility of a future bank failure and the powers to intervene appropriately in such a situation. The Bill was developed following a significant period of engagement involving the Treasury, the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority, IoM licensed banks and their professional advisers. The consultation was thereafter issued for wider comment and observation.

You Said

A total of six responses were received:

  • One respondent provided no comments on the consultation
  • One respondent provided an overall comment on the consultation
  • Two respondents provided comments to some of the questions and gave permission for their responses to be published anonymously (shown in the attached publication)
  • Two respondents provided comments on the consultation and asked that these not be published

The responses received were generally supportive of the objectives of the Bill. A number of responses commented on specific aspects of the Bill, with the majority of Parts of the Bill attracting no specific comments.

We Did

Following consideration of the feedback gained during the consultation process, there will be some minor modifications to the draft Bill, to address non-material matters such as typographical errors. Thereafter, it is intended to progress the Bill into the branches of Tynwald early in 2020.

We Asked

The purpose of the draft Order is to temporarily modify section 14 of the Act (occasional licences) so as to enable an occasional licence to be granted for a period of a maximum of 21 days in total from Wednesday 27 May 2020 to Tuesday 16 June 2020, being the TT qualification and race period and adjoining days.

You Said

The Department received 11 unique responses to their consultation, of which 7 were consolidated responses that were representative of either the views of organisations and/or businesses.

Within these responses was a reasonable balance of those in favour of the proposed change, and those opposed, along with some views that indicated that the respondents would be in favour of an alternative extension period between the proposed 21 days, and the currently possible under existing legislation without change to law, 14 days.

The views received from 4 individual residents, the majority of whom indicated that they lived in Douglas in the immediate vicinity of an entertainment venue, whilst not overwhelmingly negative in terms of liquor licensing did express concerns around noise levels from these entertainments and the impact of this on residents for an additional week.


General Comments/content

Department of Enterprise


Isle of Man Constabulary


Licensees Representative Organisation

Licensees Representative Organisation did not support the 21 day extension however were in support of the additional weekend tied to TT period.

Major Brewery #1


Licensed Business #1

Did not support 21 day extension however was in support of additional weekend tied to TT period

Major Brewery #2

Were supportive of the additional weekend tied to the TT period

Licensed Business #2


Individual #1

Negative primarily with concerns around noise/waste/crime

Individual #2

Positive around liquor licensing albeit concerns are raised around noise for residents later in the evening in areas close to entertainment venues

Individual #3

Negative primarily with concerns around noise close to entertainment venues, also raises same complaint around noise from fair

Individual #4

Positive around liquor licensing albeit concerns are raised around noise for residents later in the evening in areas close to entertainment venues

We Did

On careful consideration of all received views, the Department proposes that 2 days will be added to the standard period of 14 days which may be granted for an Occasional Licence.  This 16 day period is proposed from Saturday 30 May 2020 to Sunday 14 June 2020 to include the TT qualification and race period and adjoining weekends.  It was viewed that the inclusion of an additional weekend would enhance the entertainment offering for both visitors and residents alike while having the minimum negative impact on local residents.

Future planned action

The Department will also be interested to garner the views of the public and organisations should the proposed trial period of 16 days be granted for TT 2020.  Further public communication will be made to facilitate this review in 2020, closer to the TT period, should this Order be approved at the sitting of Tynwald in December 2019.