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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. 

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 purpose of the consultation was to seek views on the Trusts and Trustees Bill 2022 ("the Bill").

There is a growing consensus that the Island's trust legislation needs updating to provide a landscape which is clearer, more competitive and more reflective of common practice in the sector.  The main aim of the Bill is to provide greater clarity, certainty and convenience to users of Manx trusts and local trust practitioners.

The Bill provides for seven distinct changes to Isle of Man trusts law, together with ancillary provisions.  The consultation included 25 key questions, inviting respondents to provide feedback on each of the proposed changes, including the proposed temporal provisions.  Finally, the consultation welcomed any additional comments and suggestions.

You said

The Department received 21 responses in total.  13 responses were received via the consultation hub and a further eight responses were received outside of the hub, with most respondents submitting comments on behalf of an organisation.   Respondents were largely supportive of all of the provisions contained within the Bill.  Some respondents identified specific areas of the draft Bill which might be improved upon and others provided suggestions regarding areas of trust law that might benefit from future legislative changes.

We did

Treasury is grateful to those individuals and organisations who responded to the consultation.  A consultation response document has been prepared and is available below.

All responses received have been carefully considered and the Bill has been updated to take into account various suggested amendments that were put forward by respondents.

The Trusts and Trustees Bill 2022 has now been finalised and will be introduced into the House of Keys for first reading on 28 June 2022.

We asked

We asked for views regarding the proposed levy to fund the operational costs of the Resolution Authority.

You said

We received six responses.  Four of the respondents queried whether the proposed basis of allocation of costs was equitable and whether this might be reviewed in future.

The main comments received, and the Authority’s views on those comments, can be found in the consultation response document attached.

We did

If approved by Tynwald, the new bank levy is expected to come into force on 31 July 2022.

We asked

This consultation sought views on how people travel to and from work and if they had any feedback on Active Travel Week which was to raise awareness of active travel and encourage people to leave the car at home particularly for short journeys.

You said

The consultation received 156 responses of which 54% were men, 41% were women, <1% non-binary/3rd gender and 4.5% preferred not to say.

Respondents felt the week was poorly promoted. There is no perceived change to facilities or infrastructure despite numerous surveys being completed. Active Travel was only applicable in Douglas and not suitable for people with children or the elderly. There is some confusion between active travel and public transport i.e. not using the car. There is no parking for adapted cycles and not enough bike parking generally or facilities in offices.

We did

The Active Travel Team would like to thank all those who have responded to the consultation survey.

The responses are valued and will be used to shape the new Active Travel Strategy and part of the phase 2 action plan to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.