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

  • Are you ok?

    The global pandemic has brought enormous changes to the way we live. It's been tough. In August 2020, the Chief Minister launched the Are you OK? campaign to acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 on people’s wellbeing and mental health. It... More

    Closes 5 March 2021

  • Woodland Grant Scheme 2021

    In January 2020 Phase 1 of the "Isle of Man Government Action Plan for Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050” outlined a Council of Ministers’ policy commitment to increase “natural carbon capture opportunities, whilst protecting biodiversity and enhancing ecosystems, to help reach net... More

    Closes 7 March 2021

  • Electric Bicycle and Scooter Draft Policy Proposal

    The Isle of Man Government is committed to the health and wellbeing of its residents creating an enjoyable place to live, grow, work and play. As the use of electric bicycles and scooters becomes more popular and technology improves, the Department has identified that a clear, concise policy... More

    Closes 12 March 2021

  • Funding of administrative expenses of the Resolution Authority

    This Consultation Paper is about the recovery by the Financial Services Authority, of its operational expenses for bank resolution activities, by means of an annual levy on the banking industry. More

    Closes 21 March 2021

  • Procurement Policy Review 2021

    The Treasury is carrying out a review of the Procurement Policy introduced in 2017, and is asking for input to help us evaluate the impact of the policy and whether the objectives have been achieved. More

    Closes 25 March 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Insurance (Long-Term Business Valuation and Solvency) Regulations 2021

    The consultation is to obtain views in relation to proposed amendments to the Insurance (Long-Term Business Valuation and Solvency) Regulations 2021. The amendments update the Insurance (Long-Term Business Valuation and Solvency) Regulations 2018 in light of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU... More

    Closed 1 March 2021

  • Response to Multi-Band Spectrum Award Consultation and Further Consultation

    This document comprises of Responses to the Multi Band Spectrum Award Consultation (18/20), the Authority’s analysis of submissions, and Final Decisions, and further consultation on the issues of: Licence fees – the principles and methodology in their calculation ... More

    Closed 19 February 2021

  • Private & Ply for Hire Taxi Accessibility Regulations

    The Equality Bill Consultation in 2014 confirmed that there was consensus to make transport as accessible as possible for disabled people. The Department of Infrastructure supports this aim and proposes to make accessibility regulations, to enable the carriage of mobility impaired disabled... More

    Closed 15 February 2021

  • Food Hygiene Ratings Regulations 2021

    The Department is seeking views on the proposed legislation that if approved will allow for the introduction of a Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) in the Isle of Man. A FHRS is a key public health measure and an important commercial driver for businesses to achieve and maintain... More

    Closed 12 February 2021

  • TT Fan Voice: Travel & Accommodation

    Last year we conducted our biggest ever public survey about the Isle of Man TT Races with thousands of you sharing your experiences with us. Many of you took the opportunity to tell us about your frustrations around travelling to the TT in particular. More

    Closed 31 January 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 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

We asked for views on proposed increases to fees payable to the Authority from 1 April 2021 and 1 April 2022.

You said

We received 20 separate responses to the Consultation Paper. Three confirmed that they either had no comment on the proposed fee increases or that the proposals would not have a material impact on their businesses. Comments from the remaining 17 respondents covered the following themes: timing; amount; allocation of additional Authority resources; and impact on business competitiveness.

We did

The draft fees legislation that was consulted upon, together with an updated version of the Insurance (Fees) Regulations 2021, will be finalised for laying before Tynwald at the next available sitting, for commencement on 1 April 2021.

The fees payable from 1 April 2022 will be reviewed in the summer of 2021 to determine if the rate of those fee increases should be changed in light of data available at that time on the financial impact of the pandemic on the financial position of Regulated Entities and Designated Businesses, and the state of the business environment.

We asked

The Cabinet Office sought feedback from interested parties regarding new provisions that would protect public authorities in the Isle of Man against claims for costs, damages or consequential losses when acting in matters of international assistance at the request of foreign jurisdictions, provided they were acting in good faith.

You said

The consultation attracted a total of three public responses, two from individuals and one from a local firm of advocates. Four responses were also received from Isle of Man Government Departments concerning the legislation captured by the Bill. The Cabinet Office welcomed all responses and considered each comment made in the final drafting of the Bill.

We did

The Bill was amended to ensure all relevant enactments are now captured. A detailed summary of the consultation responses has been published below. The revised Bill is due to be introduced into the Branches for its first reading in the House of Keys on Tuesday 26 January 2021.