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

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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 Cabinet Office asked for feedback on proposed changes to the Isle of Man’s anti­-money laundering and other financial crime legislation between 18 December 2017 and 5 February 2018. These changes were included in a draft Anti-Money Laundering and Other Financial Crime (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2017 and accompanying draft Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Unregulated Trustees) Code 2017.

You Said

The consultation attracted 18 responses in total; 12 by email or post and 6 online. There were a number of categories of respondent, including businesses, industry associations, local authorities and individuals, in addition to a Government Department and a charity. 14 respondents provided comments and 4 respondents made no comments.

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. 10 consultation responses have been published in full or anonymously, where such permissions have been given by respondents. As a result of the consultation, some parts of the Bill and the Code have been amended. The revised Bill is due to be introduced into the House of Keys on 6 March 2018.

Legislative Updates:

First Reading – House of Keys 6 March 2018

Second Reading - House of Keys 13 March 2018


We Asked

We asked for feedback on the final draft of the Insurance (Conduct of Business) (Non-long Term Insurance) Code 2017 (“Code”), which places conduct of business requirements on authorised insurers effecting non-long term contracts of insurance with third parties.

You Said

We received 2 responses, but there were no substantive comments on the Code.

We Did

We will progress with the Code and expect to implement it on 1 January 2019. 

We Asked

We asked for comments from any interested parties regarding awarding spectrum between Bluewave, Manx Telecom and Sure in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands.

You Said

8 responses were received to the consultation. Only one potential issue was flagged, regarding possible interference in the 3.4 GHz band with amateur radio. Sure also took the opportunity to request an additional 5 MHz at the top of the 2100 MHz band.


We Did

The Communications Commission has recommended to Ofcom that additional spectrum in the 900 MHz and 1800 MHz bands be awarded to Manx Telecom and Sure. We are still considering potential interference issues in the 3.4 GHz band and will make a decision on this point in due course. Further, we are inviting comments on the additional request by Sure, for the 5 MHz at the top of the 2100 MHz band, by 13th April 2018, following which we expect to be in a position to make a further recommendation to Ofcom on additional assignments in the 2100 MHz band.