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

Featured Consultations

Open Consultations

Forthcoming Consultations

  • Racial and Cultural Awareness in Education on the Isle of Man

    We are s eeking stakeholder views with a view to updating the school curriculum in light of representations from the BAME community and others. Learning about Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, culture, lifestyles and other issues is currently covered in a wide variety of ways,... More

    Opens 30 November 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Cannabis-derived Products for Export

    The Department for Health and Social Care held a public consultation in 2019 which indicated strong support for the creation of a regulatory framework for facilitating an export-based cannabis sector. In line with the Programme for Government’s strategic objective, ‘An Island of... More

    Closed 19 November 2020

  • Customs & Excise Customer Survey

    Customs & Excise is a Division of the Treasury and is responsible for the collection of VAT, Customs and Excise duty on the Isle of Man. As part of its role Customs & Excise have contact with businesses and individuals through a range of channels. The survey will be undertaken to understand the... More

    Closed 10 November 2020

  • Multi-Band Spectrum Award Consultation 2020: 700MHz and 3.6GHz

    The purpose of this consultation is to signal the Commission’s preliminary views and gather industry thoughts on the forthcoming spectrum award process for spectrum in the 700MHz and 3.6GHz bands and options available. This will in turn allow the Commission to design an appropriate process... More

    Closed 30 October 2020

  • Consultation on the draft Adoption Bill

    The purpose of the consultation is to collect views on proposed new legislation which aims to update the law on the Island in relation to the adoption of children. More

    Closed 23 October 2020

  • Beneficial Ownership (Amendment) Bill 2020

    In order to address several compliance deficiencies identified in the Island’s Mutual Evaluation Report 2016, conducted by MONEYVAL, a small number of amendments are being recommended to the Beneficial Ownership Act 2017 , which are intended to improve the accuracy of the beneficial... More

    Closed 21 October 2020

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 Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is seeking views on proposals to introduce Water Quality Objectives (WQO) and Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) to assess water quality and monitor compliance for inland, coastal and bathing waters in the Isle of Man.

You said

17 responses were received to our survey and found our approach acceptable.

We did

The Department has drafted the Water Pollution (Standards and Objectives) Scheme 2020 which will be brought to Tynwald in December 2020. Within the draft scheme the Environmental Quality Standards and Water Quality Objectives are included and policy documents have been produced to outline how the scheme will be implemented. The feedback from the consultation will be used to review the current monitoring programme and investigations.

We asked

The purpose of this consultation was to gather views regarding the Council of Minister’s proposal to introduce a Civil Contingencies Bill 2020 ─ this aims to develop new legislation to replace the Emergency Powers Act 1936, which was used during the Island’s recent response to Covid-19.

You said

36 responses were received to our survey. Cabinet Office welcomes this constructive engagement. These came from members of the public, Government Departments and members of Tynwald.

All responses received during the consultation have been considered and are assisting the further development of the legislation and operational policy before a final version of the Bill is arrived at.   

We did

We have carefully considered all the feedback received, and recommended various amendments for political decision, after which, a final version of the Bill is aimed to be progressed for further consideration.

We asked

A full and public consultation process was undertaken from 21st July to 1st September 2020. In addition to the online consultation process on the Government Consultation Hub, four drop in sessions were offered to stakeholders to meet officers who have been involved in developing the draft bill.

Sessions were held in Douglas, Ramsey, Peel and Port St Mary, throughout August 2020, to provide access to communities around the Island.  The sessions were attended by over 100 members of the public. A full page advert was placed in The Courier, and adverts and reminders were put out on all major social media channels. Posters and radio interviews were also used to promote the consultation and associated drop-in sessions.

You said

There were 120 responses to the consultation, 100 of which were submitted via the online consultation hub. In addition to views being welcomed from the general public the following stakeholder groups were directly invited to contribute to the consultation.

  • Tynwald Members;
  • Registered political parties;
  • Chief Officers of public bodies;
  • Local authorities; and
  • Businesses and third sector organisations with a direct interest in climate change.

We did

The Bill has been revised to take account of the consultation feedback as well as having its drafting improved to better implement the policy goals as set out above and in the consultation. The revised Bill was subsequently introduced into the Branches for its first reading on the House of Keys on Tuesday 3rd November 2020.

A summary of the responses is available to download below.