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

  • 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... More

    Closed 9 April 2021

Open Consultations

Closed Consultations

  • 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

  • Marine Drive Road Closure Proposal

    The Isle of Man Government is committed to the health and wellbeing of the Island’s residents creating an enjoyable place to live, grow, work and play. To support its desire to encourage people to exercise more and actively travel, the Department is proposing to permanently close Marine Drive... More

    Closed 6 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

The Health and Care Transformation Programme Primary Care project sought views from the public about primary care services to help shape the future health and care services on the island.  

You said

The consultation attracted a total of 722 public responses, and the project welcomed all feedback and considered each comment made in response to the survey.  

We did

The project team have incorporated the public responses into the developing vision and model of care for future at scale primary care.   Responders who provided contact details were invited to interviews and events to participate in the development of the vision and model of care. 26 people attended two follow-up online focus group events in February.

A detailed summary of the consultation responses has been published below.   

We asked

The purpose of this consultation was to gather views regarding the Manx Care (Duty of Candour Procedure) Regulations 2021 which will require organisations providing people with health and care services to follow a set procedure where a person's safety has been, or is likely to be, affected as a result of using a health or social care service, including what information must be provided and when.

You said

52 responses were received: six from organisations and 46 from individuals.

  • 11 gave permission to publish their response in full
  • 34 gave permission to publish anonymously
  • seven did not give consent to publishing their responses on the consultation hub

We did

All responses received during the consultation have been considered and have helped to make improvements to the Regulations, including:

  • Clarification that the definition of 'incident' includes omissions;
  • Definition of 'relevant person' changed to provide more flexibility on who can act on someone else's behalf in receiving the information to be provided under the procedure;
  • Clarification added to confirm that any questions asked by the service user should be answered by the service provider;
  • Timescales added for publishing the annual report in relation to the duty of candour; and
  • Additional requirements added to cover publicity of the duty of candour requirements and operational policy.

The responses have also led to further detail being included in the draft operational policy for the duty of candour, which is being worked on alongside the Regulations.

It is intended that these Regulations will be introduced to Tynwald in March (subject to the Manx Care Bill 2020 receiving Royal Assent) with the aim that they should take effect at the same time as the establishment of Manx Care.

We asked

For views on the proposed amendments to the Insurance (Conduct of Business)(Long Term Business) Code 2018.

You said

Respondents found our proposed approach acceptable.

We did

We finalised the Insurance (Conduct of Business)(Long Term Business) Code 2021 for implementation on 1 July 2021.