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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

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 Department of Home Affairs undertook public consultation on the Regulations proposed to be made under the Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Act 2021, along with the associated Code of Practice and other matters connected to licensing.

The consultation document set out a brief overview of each Part of the Regulations and highlighted any key issues, along with setting out specific proposals for consideration. To ensure that the consultation content was accessible, detail around the proposals was highlighted wherever possible within the consultation and the content of the consultation was indexed accordingly.

You said

The Department received 28 responses, of which:

• 18 were received via the online consultation survey; and

• 10 were received in written form direct to the Department.

As well as a written consultation, the Department also hosted four public consultation sessions in the North, South, East and West of the Island. These sessions took place at intervals throughout the consultation period, to allow people to attend at a location and time that best suited them. Among the attendees at those sessions were individuals, business owners and representatives of various organisations including the licensed hospitality industry, from across the Island.

While the views discussed in the public sessions did not form part of the written record of responses to the consultation, we did capture a record of the questions asked at these sessions, and answers provided, which have been anonymised and subsequently included as an appendix to the Summary of Responses document.

All responses received during the consultation period have been carefully considered, and were valuable in both ensuring general satisfaction with the proposed Regulations themselves and in identifying some modifications that were needed or might improve those Regulations in order that they be finalised for progression to Tynwald.

We did

The Department was grateful to the many individuals and organisations who responded to the consultation either by submitting a formal response which was counted in the number of responses above, or by more informal engagement with officers of the Department during the face-to-face consultation sessions.

In the interest of comprehensively summarising the views which were formally provided, along with the main points which have been incorporated into the finalised Regulations, a Summary of Responses document has been compiled and made available via a link in the Files section below.

The Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Regulations 2022 have now been finalised and are now included within the Register of Tynwald Business in advance of their consideration by Tynwald in November. 

Additionally, within the Register of Business for consideration by Tynwald in November is the Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments (Amendment and Approval of Code and Guidance) Order 2022 which seeks approval to issue the Isle of Man Licensing Forum Code of Practice and Guidance on Liquor Licensing manual as mandatory guidance. The Code itself is to be laid before Tynwald.

It is proposed that, subject to the consideration and approval of Tynwald, all Orders and Regulations setting out the new licensing framework will be commenced on 12 December 2022. In light of this, the Department has also laid on the Register of Tynwald Business the draft Appointed Day Order in connection with the Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Act 2021, this draft Order contains transitional provisions in connection with the proposed move to a new licensing framework. Therefore, for clarity, its content is being shared alongside consideration of the Regulations and Orders.

We asked

The Department for Enterprise carried out this consultation in July and August 2022 seeking the views of Isle of Man Residents and TT Visitors of the proposed new schedule for the TT Races. The Department asked a number of questions around the impact changes to the schedule would have on residents and visitors. 

You said

The Motorsport Team received 1442 responses to the Consultation. Of these, 1032 response were residents (72%), 410 (28%) were non-residents. Of the 1032 residents, 295 are residents or businesses on the course (20% of the overall response/ 29% of the resident response). 16% of the respondents stated that they were volunteers at the event.

The results from each question are detailed in the attached results document.

We did

The Department considered each response individually and thanks is given to respondents who took the time to submit a reply to the consultation. Assessing the responses alongside stakeholder feedback and the long-term benefits linked to the new schedule, the Department has reached the decision to implement the proposed 2023 schedule.

The Road Closure application will now be submitted by the Race Organiser to the Department for Infrastructure in accordance with the Road Races Act 2016. A full copy of the schedule can be found on the Isle of Man TT Races website.

An internal review will be held post-event ahead of confirming the 2024 schedule.

We asked

We asked for views in relation to the Authority’s plans to move to a predominantly industry-funded model from 1 April 2023.

You said

We received 39 separate responses to the Consultation Paper. In broad terms, feedback from businesses with the largest fees under the current and proposed fee structure (i.e. deposit takers and life insurance businesses) focused on governance and transparency arrangements around the new Funding Model. Feedback from smaller businesses tended to focus on the level of fees proposed and the amount of the fee increases in relative terms.

We did

We prepared a Consultation Response, which provides a summary of responses and corresponding changes to the funding model and fee structure. The changes include: a new fee band for designated businesses with two employees; revised fee bands for Class 3 to 9 or 11 insurers; revised fees for bureau de change, payment services as agent and cheque cashing businesses; revised fees for collective investment schemes and related services; stratification of certain transaction fees; and removal of references to fee blocks.

We plan to publish the next consultation paper in October 2022, which will focus on the Fees Orders and Regulations 2023.