TT and Festival of Motorsport Economic Impact Assessment - Call for Evidence

Closed 18 May 2018

Opened 16 Apr 2018


The Isle of Man Government is conducting an economic impact assessment into the TT and Festival of Motorsport which will be investigating the internal and external impacts of both events. This survey is a call for evidence from businesses, charities, the self-employed and other groups.

The inaugural TT race in 1907 was a direct result of restrictions on road racing in the UK. Since then motorcycle racing has become an inherent part of the cultural identity of the Isle of Man. Further developments such as the Manx Grand Prix establish the Island as a part of the international road racing circuit. The Island’s economy has benefited from the tourism and publicity that these events bring. In the past it has been seen as difficult to quantify these benefits whilst acknowledging that the races do cause disruption to some businesses and incur additional cost to individuals, companies and government departments.

This survey will seek to gain brief information from respondents on how they are impacted and what sector of the economy they operate in.

Responses to this survey will not be published and respondents to this survey may be contacted at a later date to seek a greater understanding of what impact the events have on them.

Why we are consulting

To obtain information about the wider economic impact of the TT and Festival of Motorsport events from businesses, charities, self-employed people and other groups that feel they are positively or negatively impacted by either events.

What happens next

The results of this call for evidence will be used to inform the economic impact assessment and respondents to this survey may be contacted at a later date to gain additional information regarding the impact that the events have on them.


  • All Areas


  • Elected members - MHKs
  • Elected members - local government
  • Tenants
  • Landlords
  • Employees
  • Older people
  • Homeowners
  • Self-employed
  • Students
  • Retired
  • Children & young people
  • Volunteers
  • Unemployed
  • Parents, carers and & guardians
  • People with disabilities or long term illness
  • Leaseholders/ landowners
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender & bisexual
  • Civil and public servants
  • Black & minority ethnic
  • Business owner
  • Road users
  • Visitors & tourists
  • Other non-resident - business interests


  • Economy
  • Motorsport