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

  • 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

    Closes 21 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

    Closes 23 October 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

    Closes 26 October 2020

  • International Co-operation (Protection from Liability) Bill 2020

    Compliance with international standards and providing assistance to other jurisdictions are of crucial importance for the Isle of Man’s position as an international finance centre and reputation as a co-operative jurisdiction. Existing legislation enables the H.M. Attorney General and... More

    Closes 25 November 2020

  • Introduction of a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme in the Isle of Man - Business

    The Department is seeking views on proposals to introduce a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) in the Isle of Man. The United Kingdom (UK) have operated a FHRS since 2010. Restaurants, takeaways, cafes, pubs, hotels, schools and other places where people eat out or buy food are... More

    Closes 26 November 2020

Forthcoming Consultations

  • 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

    Opens 20 October 2020

Closed Consultations

  • The Introduction of Water Quality Objectives and Environmental Quality Standards

    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. Water quality... More

    Closed 7 October 2020

  • Capacity Bill 2021 Principles

    This consultation seeks views and, where relevant, evidence to support those views, on the policies that will shape the Island’s new Capacity laws. There are a number of questions throughout this consultation paper. They are there to guide you when responding and should not be... More

    Closed 2 October 2020

  • Civil Contingencies Bill 2020

    This consultation is about the development of new legislation to replace the Emergency Powers Act 1936, which was used during the Island’s recent response to Covid-19. Broadly, ‘Civil Contingencies’ concern responses to emergencies, whether they be public health,... More

    Closed 2 October 2020

  • Census questions survey

    This consultation concerns potential questions for inclusion in the 2021 Isle of Man census. More

    Closed 21 September 2020

  • Proposed legislation to update the Merchant Shipping (Manning & STCW) Regulations

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry is consulting on Regulations to update the Ship Registry’s existing Merchant Shipping (Manning & STCW) Regulations to give effect to the latest amendments to the STCW Convention. The purpose of the STCW Convention is to promote safety of life at sea and to... More

    Closed 21 September 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 purpose of the consultation was to gather views regarding the Department’s proposal to introduce a mandatory register of landlords and their properties. In addition to consulting on the draft Bill which will enable this, the Department also consulted on the secondary Minimum standards Regulations.

You Said

194 responses were received to our survey. A large amount of landlords also submitted extensive views to the Department directly, all responses received during the consultation have been considered and are assisting the Department to further develop the legislation and operational policy before making its recommendations to the House of Keys.

We Did

The Department has prepared a response report and facilitated public events, held in Braddan, Ramsey and Port St Mary, hosted by the Department of Infrastructure and including input from the Department of the Environment, Food and Agriculture and charity Housing Matters with a focus on the register and how it will operate at a practical level.

We Asked

A survey was conducted to gather consumer views on the ease of switching telecommunications services between suppliers. The purpose of the survey was to understand how well current processes were working.

You Said

131 responses were received to our survey. A number of individuals shared their personal experience of switching with the Commission also, which has been very helpful for us.

We Did

The results have been analysed and the written submissions are currently being assessed. A summary of the results and outcomes will be published on the Commission’s website shortly.

We Asked

For views on the Authority’s revised proposals for the minimum capital requirement for PCCs and ICCs under the draft Insurance (Non Long-Term Business Valuation and Solvency) Regulations 2020.

You Said

Respondents found our proposed approach acceptable.

We Did

We finalised the Insurance (Non Long-Term Business Valuation and Solvency) Regulations 2020 ahead of the launch of the new capital and solvency regime in December 2020.