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

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

We asked for your comments on the draft Equality Act 2017 (Age Exceptions for Pension Schemes) Order 2019.

You Said

No responses to this consultation were received via the Consultation Hub. However, we did receive comments via email from the Communication Workers Union (CWU), the IoM Financial Services Authority (“the FSA”) and the IoM Public Sector Pensions Authority (“the PSPA”).

The CWU is supportive of the Order being made stating “We recognise that there is a need for a facility in law to allow for age exceptions relating to pensions for the purposes of achieving a legitimate aim”.

The response from the FSA was confined to the precise drafting of the Order; no comments were made as to its effects.

The PSPA responded stating that it had no comments to make on the (proposed) Order. 

No other comments were received.

We Did

The Treasury will now decide whether to make the Equality Act 2017 (Age Exceptions for Pension Schemes) Order 2019.

We Asked

A Planning Action Plan was laid before Tynwald on 15 May 2018.  It included a commitment to make changes to the existing Town and Country Planning Act, 1999.  The Planning Act 2019 came into operation on the 20th October 2019.  Whilst the Act was awaiting Royal Assent, a public consultation was carried out which sought views in relation to a number of pieces of secondary legislation which would be required to implement the changes made in the Act.  The consultation is part of a joint project between the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture and the Cabinet Office to take forward the Reform of the Planning System.

You Said

There were 26 responses to the consultation.  Responses were received from 5 Local Authorities, Manx Utilities, the Department of Infrastructure, the Alliance for Building Conservation the Isle of Man Antiquarian and Natural History Society, as well as developers and members of the public. 

We Did

A report has been published which includes a summary of the responses and the issues they raise.  The emerging legislation will be informed accordingly.

We Asked

The Isle of Man Civil Aviation Administration asked for views on the proposed Civil Aviation (Reporting, Analysis and Follow-up of Occurrences) Order.

You Said

We received four responses to the consultation which were generally supportive of the legislation.

We Did

After considering the responses, it was decided not to make any fundamental changes to the order.  However two of the article had been redrafted during the course of the consultation which had already resolved some of the issues raised. Some other minor changes were made to take account of comments received which we concurred with.

The responses are detailed in the consultation response document.

We would like to thank those that took the time to respond to the consultation.