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  • Proposals for fee changes to Isle of Man Sea Fishing Licence

    The consultation outlines proposals being considered by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture in relation to the fees payable in respect of the Isle of Man Sea Fishing Licence. The proposals are to: retain the current principle of a base Sea Fishing Licence and separate... More
    Closed 16 April 2018
  • Information on changes to fitness and propriety assessments for all regulated entities

    The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has today issued a consultation paper CP18-01/T12. This paper is seeking views on changes to the process for the assessment of individuals’ fitness and propriety in respect of all regulated entities. The paper also includes a formal consultation on... More
    Closed 13 April 2018
  • GSC consultation on civil penalties and guidance

    Further to an informal consultation exercise earlier in the year, the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission has today issued a consultation on – A draft Gambling (Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism) Civil Penalties Order, and Draft GSC guidance... More
    Closed 9 April 2018
  • Mobile Termination Rates annual review and draft Decision Notice

    The Communications Commission is required to annually review and set Mobile Termination Rates. This consultation sets out our review of Mobile Termination Rates, plus a draft Decision Notice setting the Mobile Termination Rate for one year, effective from 1 May 2018. More
    Closed 4 April 2018
  • Proposed update to legislation implementing SOLAS Chapter V: Safety of Navigation

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry is in the process of updating Regulations relating to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). This Consultation Paper is on the proposed updates to the Isle of Man’s Regulations implementing SOLAS Chapter V, Safety of Navigation. The... More
    Closed 20 March 2018
  • The Area Plan for the East: Additional potential development sites

    Last year the Cabinet Office published a set of consultation documents to mark the start of the formal process to prepare a new development plan for the East of the Island. This process, known as ‘ Preliminary Publicity ’, was a public consultation on the matters that the Department intended... More
    Closed 9 March 2018
  • Introduction of a new Data Protection Bill (GDPR)

    In the Programme for Government , the Council of Ministers committed to ensuring that the Island’s legislative position is equivalent to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by May 2018. The Isle of Man Government’s proposed approach is the introduction of a short Data... More
    Closed 5 March 2018
  • Survey for businesses selling insurance alongside other goods and services

    This survey is for businesses that are not registered with the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Many businesses sell insurance alongside their principal goods or services (ancillary insurance). This activity is not currently regulated by the FSA because there is an exemption in legislation... More
    Closed 4 March 2018
  • Possible futures for car tax

    The consultation is about how the Department of Infrastructure generates revenue to build and maintain the road network. Current provisions are becoming more and more complicated and we need to develop better, more modern ways to fund road maintenance. More
    Closed 2 March 2018
  • Proposed changes to road closures for events on the TT Course in 2018

    The Department for Enterprise and ACU Events Limited are considering trialling some changes to the road closure schedule for this year’s TT practice sessions in response to the significant delays and cancellations during the 2017 event due to the poor weather conditions. It is not intended... More
    Closed 1 March 2018
  • Amendments to access and eligibility criteria for public sector housing

    The consultation is about the access and eligibility criteria for general needs public sector housing which were introduced in 2002. In line with the recent updating of Older Persons (Sheltered) criteria in 2016, the timing is right for a review such that: We can continue to have... More
    Closed 18 February 2018
  • Proposed changes to the Building Regulations

    The Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture is reviewing the content of the Building Regulations in order to focus on matters concerning energy efficiency and also proposing updates to reflect changes to building practices. The proposed amendments are to help achieve the requirements set... More
    Closed 16 February 2018
  • Insurance (Long-Term Business Valuation and Solvency) Regulations 2018

    Consultation paper CP17-15/T12 sets out new valuation and solvency regulations for insurers authorised to carry on long-term insurance business. The Insurance (Long-Term Business Valuation and Solvency) Regulations 2018 will replace the Insurance (Valuation of Long Term Liabilities) Regulations... More
    Closed 16 February 2018
  • Insurance Regulations 2018

    Consultation paper CP17-14/T15 concerns new Insurance Regulations which will apply to all authorised insurers and permit holders. The Insurance Regulations 2018 will replace the Insurance Regulations 1986 and the Insurance (Supplementary Information) Regulations 2016. The main purpose of the... More
    Closed 16 February 2018
  • Anti-money laundering and other financial crime (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2017

    This consultation is about proposed changes to anti­-money laundering and other financial crime legislation. The proposed Bill seeks to introduce new anti-money laundering requirements relating to unregulated trustees, foundations and other matters. These amendments are being proposed... More
    Closed 5 February 2018
  • Conduct of Business Code for Non-Long Term Insurance

    CP17-11/T01 sets out the Authority’s views on developing the Island’s existing regulatory framework to enhance the fair treatment of policyholders in relation to non-long term insurers through the issue of the draft Insurance (Conduct of Business) (Non-long Term Insurance) Code 2017 (“the... More
    Closed 2 February 2018
  • Review of tourism legislation

    The object of this consultation is to review the existing legislation relating to tourism in the Isle of Man and to seek views on possible changes to that legislation, with a view to providing an up-to-date code which will encourage and support the tourist industry as part of the modern economy of... More
    Closed 26 January 2018
  • Local Government financial reporting requirements

    To inform Local Government bodies and other interested stakeholders of the proposed introduction of new financial reporting requirements for the sector, and to seek the views of all stakeholders and to receive feedback on the proposals. More
    Closed 19 January 2018
  • Licensing of additional spectrum bands

    The Communications Commission is proposing to award additional spectrum allocations to Bluewave, Manx Telecom and Sure in various bands 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2100MHz, 2.6GHz and 3.4GHz. More
    Closed 19 January 2018
  • Consumer Broadband Habits Survey

    Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. The Communications Commission is gathering information on how Isle of Man consumers use their broadband subscriptions, whether this is a fixed or mobile broadband subscription, so that we can better understand what is important to you. ... More
    Closed 15 January 2018
  • Proposed changes to employed person’s allowance and proposed change to income support for lone parents

    This consultation is about proposed changes to the entitlement criteria for the following income-related social security benefits: employed person’s allowance, and income support for lone parents More
    Closed 11 January 2018
  • Action plan to improve the planning system

    The Isle of Man planning system like planning frameworks elsewhere around the British Isles, was designed and is operated to manage development, balancing sometimes competing interests. The broad aim is to develop the Island sustainably and one of the 20 outcomes in the Programme for Government... More
    Closed 8 January 2018
  • The Collection of Civil Debt (Phase 1)

    The effectiveness of the current legislative and organisational framework in respect of the collection of debts on the Isle of Man has been the subject of periodic review over a number of years. Proposals and actions have covered a wide variety of areas but the Treasury has been unable to find a... More
    Closed 5 January 2018
  • Regulatory Fees 2018

    The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has today published a Consultation Response (CR18-01/T14) following its recent consultation on proposed changes to regulatory fees from 1 April 2018. The response document provides a summary of responses to the consultation and outlines changes made... More
    Closed 5 January 2018
  • Implementation of Policy on Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)

    BVD virus causes a complex of diseases in cattle, the most important of which can interfere with reproduction, affect the unborn calf and ultimately lead to fatal mucosal disease. BVD virus can also cause enteritis during transient infection, which is usually mild but is occasionally severe... More
    Closed 29 December 2017
  • Merchant Shipping (Survey and Certification) Regulations 2018

    This consultation paper sets out proposals to make new Regulations to give effect to the latest version of Chapter 1 to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). SOLAS is generally regarded as the most important of all international treaties concerning the safety of... More
    Closed 29 December 2017
  • Pre-school and early years childcare and education survey

    Through the Programme for Government 2016-2021 the Government has committed to: increase the coverage of pre-school education facilities across the island increase the hours available through the pre school credit scheme This survey is specifically designed for parents of... More
    Closed 15 December 2017
  • Review of ISP Licences

    This consultation is aimed at considering whether, and if so, how, the Communications Commission should review Internet Service Provider (ISP) licences. The Communications Commission would welcome views from the business community and in particular current and potential licensees. More
    Closed 11 December 2017
  • Changing local government legislation

    The Department of Infrastructure is proposing to introduce a Bill to facilitate the implementation of a number of recommendations of a Select Committee of Tynwald on Local Authorities: Members’ Interests. This would involve amending the Local Government Act 1985 ('1985 Act'). As part of... More
    Closed 4 December 2017
  • Group supervision

    The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has today issued a consultation paper CP17-12/T13 in respect of proposed group supervision requirements for life insurance companies which belong to groups of which the Authority anticipates being the Group Supervisor. Although the paper is directly... More
    Closed 1 December 2017
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