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

Open Consultations

  • Regulations Applying SOLAS Chapter VI – Carriage of Cargoes and Oil Fuels

    Regulations Applying SOLAS Chapter VI – Carriage of Cargoes and Oil Fuels More

    Closes 13 May 2021

  • Literacy for All (parent perspective)

    The Department of Education, Sport and Culture (DESC) would appreciate your time in completing this survey to gain further insight into the thoughts and perceptions of parents and school staff in relation to the teaching of literacy skills on the Isle of Man. We would like to... More

    Closes 17 May 2021

  • Concessionary Bus Travel

    The Department of Infrastructure, the Department of Health & Social Care and the Department of Education, Sport & Culture are updating travel concessions on Bus Vannin. More

    Closes 18 May 2021

  • Area Plan for the North and West – Preliminary Publicity

    Cabinet Office is preparing an Area Plan for the North and West of the Island and is commencing Preliminary Publicity in accordance with the Development Plan Procedure, as set out in paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Town and Country Planning Act 1999. More

    Closes 25 June 2021

  • Community Hubs

    Would you like to have access to some of our Government services within your town community? Do you prefer a face to face service rather than using the range of digital options available? The Chief Minister’s Community and Public Engagement Committee are... More

    Closes 24 December 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Consultation On The Liquor Licensing And Public Entertainments Bill 2021

    The Department of Home Affairs is conducting this consultation to invite comments on the draft Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Bill 2021. This proposed Bill is designed to consolidate and update the legislation relating to alcohol licensing and music and dancing, with the... More

    Closed 29 April 2021

  • Town and Country Planning (Permitted Development) (Amendment) Order 2021

    Changes are proposed to the secondary legislation which enables certain types of development to take place without the need for a specific planning application (sometimes called ‘Permitted Development’). The changes are intended to better apply a proportionate level of protection to... More

    Closed 18 April 2021

  • Gas Sector Regulation: Implementation of Price Controls

    This consultation sets out the preliminary positions adopted by the Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority (the Authority) in respect of making Regulations to set tariffs for the public supply of gas on the Island. The Consultation makes clear that the Regulations being... More

    Closed 15 April 2021

  • Leasehold Reform

    Overview Earlier this year, Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper was granted permission by the House of Keys to introduce a Private Members’ Bill with two distinct aims: First, to reform the law around how long leaseholders of flats are able to acquire a ‘Management... More

    Closed 9 April 2021

  • Capacity Bill Consultation

    We previously consulted on the Capacity Policy from August to November 2020 – this consultation is to consult on the Bill. This consultation is issued by the Department for the purpose of inviting interested parties to consider and comment on the proposed content of a draft Capacity Bill... More

    Closed 8 April 2021

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 a Bill to -

  • enable the application of UK animal welfare legislation to the Island;
  • the making of secondary legislation to support the implementation of the applied UK legislation; and
  • to provide for greater protections for mountain hares.

You said

We received 1,109 responses to the consultation, which were supportive of the Bill's purpose of applying UK animal welfare legislation.

However, the responses also indicated significant support for greater legal protections to be given to mountain hares than were provided for in the Bill.

A consultation summary, with respect to all responses submitted and actions taken by the Department as a consequence, has been published on the consultation page.

We did

In light of the feedback from the consultation a revised Animal Welfare Bill was submitted for first and second reading in the House of Keys on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

The Department will also give further consideration to the policy issues identified by this consultation that did not form part of this Bill.

We asked

We asked for views on how the Resolution Authority’s administrative expenses should be calculated and how this amount should thereafter be recovered by means of a levy allocated to banks.

You said

We received 8 separate responses to the Consultation Paper. Of these, none were against the proposed method of calculating the resolution administration expenses.

The Authority proposed that these expenses, for the year 2021-22, should be recovered through levies on an ‘equal share’ basis amongst the banks, early in the year 2022-23. Half of the respondents either had no comment or specifically agreed with this proposal. The remaining respondents had divergent views as to how the levy should be allocated. This included 3 banks, each with different business models, who believed their particular business model should pay a smaller share than banks operating different business models.

We did

The Authority believes that resolution administration expenses will be incurred in relation to all banks, certainly for an initial period. It is intended therefore to proceed with recovery of these expenses by means of a levy calculated on an ‘equal share’ basis for the year 2021-22.    

However, if over time it becomes clear that there is a significant divergence between the degrees of ongoing administrative work required for the different types of bank operating on the Island, the Authority would be pleased to discuss this with the banking industry and to consider adapting the levy allocation methodology accordingly.

We asked

We asked for your views on Regulations that the Department of Infrastructure will be making which create an obligation to carry disabled passengers on designated wheelchairaccessible taxis and their assistance dogs on all taxis, subject to exemptions.

You said

A total of 59 responses to the consultation were received, including 18 from taxi drivers and taxi operators.

The responses received suggested that wheelchair and assistance dogs users would be generally supportive of the introduction of Regulations. The consultation also identified a very clear need to consult further with the taxi industry, in particular regarding obligations to carry assistance dogs and training requirements.

We did

All responses received during the consultation have been considered, and the Department will be engaging with the taxi trade further before drafting the Regulations, in order to ensure that the issues raised in the consultation are fully explored and considered.