Engagement 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. 

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

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.

We asked

We asked for views and evidence regarding proposed expansion of civil penalties for contraventions of the Beneficial Ownership Act 2017.

You said

We received twelve responses. Five of the respondents gave feedback about the level of the penalties, three felt the penalties were too low to be dissuasive and two felt the penalties were too harsh and should be reduced.

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 civil penalties are expected to come into force on 31 July 2022.

We asked

A requirement of the Climate Change Act 2021, this consultation sought views on the level of the Isle of Man’s interim greenhouse gas reduction by 2030, to ensure that we are on track to achieve net zero by 2050.

The consultation outlined two options, 35% and 45% emissions reduction, which focus on the high emission sectors of energy, heating, transport and land use/food production.

You said

The consultation received 611 responses from individuals (95%) and groups/organisations (5%).

Overall, 53% of individual responses were in favour of one of the interim targets proposed in the consultation. (38%) expressed support for a ‘high ambition target – 45% by 2030’, with 15% of individual responses favouring a ‘medium ambition target - 35% by 2030’.

In comparison, 21% of individuals favoured ‘no target at all’, with <1% favouring neither target (with no alternative preference given). 13% of individual responses supported a ‘target higher than 45%’ and 12% supported a target lower than 35%, with the remaining 1% showing favour for a target between 35% and 45%.

51% of individuals supported a target of 45% reduction by 2030, or higher.

In addition, 28 responses were received from groups/organisations. Of these, 17 (61%) favoured the high ambition target - 45% by 2030 and the remaining 11 groups/organisations indicated they supported neither of the high or medium targets proposed. Of these, the majority (9 groups/organisations) favoured no target at all.

We did

Climate change regulations which set an interim greenhouse gas reduction target of 45% by 2035 will go before the March sitting of Tynwald for approval.

The Climate Change Transformation Team would like to thank those who have responded to the consultation.

A detailed summary of the consultation responses developed by Eunomia Research & Consulting is provided below.