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

  • 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

    Closes 21 September 2020

  • Census questions survey

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

    Closes 21 September 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

    Closes 2 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

    Closes 2 October 2020

  • 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

    Closes 7 October 2020

Closed Consultations

  • Courts, Tribunals and Local Authority Procedures, and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2020

    During the COVID-19 pandemic Government, Local Authorities and the Courts all worked under the provisions of the Emergency Powers Act 1936. Some positive operational changes to practices and protocols were made under the Emergency Powers Act 1936, it is proposed that these be retained and... More

    Closed 14 September 2020

  • Credit Unions – Savings Limit Change

    A proposal to make an Order that will increase the limit for savings in a credit union. More

    Closed 13 September 2020

  • Voucher Survey

    Dear Parent/Guardian, The food shopping voucher scheme that was introduced during the COVID19 pandemic on the Island has now been extended from July to September 2020. We would very much like to understand the challenges faced by parents and carers during the school holiday... More

    Closed 7 September 2020

  • Climate Change Bill Consultation

    This consultation is about the development of the Climate Change Bill, a fundamental part of climate action on the Island, necessary to meet the Chief Minister’s target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. More

    Closed 1 September 2020

  • Remote Learning review survey 2020

    Seeking stakeholder views on IOM schools’ remote learning provision during the Covid-19 school closures More

    Closed 10 August 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

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.

We Asked

We sought views and feedback on the proposed new Manx Care Bill via the public consultation “Creating a new Organisation to Provide Health and Social Care Services – Manx Care”.

You Said

We received 36 formal responses to the consultation: 4 of these responses were received from organisations and 32 individuals.

The majority of consultation responses received were supportive of the establishment of Manx Care and the proposals set out within the consultation paper and the Bill.

We Did

We have now reviewed all of the responses received which has proved useful in identifying some changes that have benefited the drafting of the Bill. A large amount of feedback was also received which will be useful for various other projects that form part of the wider Transformation Programme.