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  • Safeguarding Regulations and Guidance Notes

    The Safeguarding Act 2018, which received Royal Assent in April 2018, will, subject to the approval of Tynwald, come into effect in parallel with the underpinning Regulations and Statutory Guidance. The Act strengthens the safeguarding arrangements in the Isle of Man for children and... More
    Closed 17 December 2018
  • Credit Unions: The New Regulatory Regime and Amendment to Loan Interest Rate

    The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has today issued Consultation Paper CP18-06/T03 on the new regulatory regime for credit unions and amendment to the existing loan interest rate. More
    Closed 14 December 2018
  • Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2019

    The purpose of this paper is to consult on proposed changes to the fees which are charged by the Isle of Man Ship Registry. The proposals in this consultation will form the basis for new Merchant Shipping (Fees) Regulations 2019 which will revoke and replace the existing Merchant Shipping... More
    Closed 3 December 2018
  • Business Agency - Sector Survey

    Business Isle of Man was created to support the Island’s exporting and domestic business clusters, coordinating the promotion and development of opportunities within these sectors in order to ensure the Isle of Man is a prosperous and vibrant place to live and work. We support both... More
    Closed 1 December 2018
  • Social Enterprises in the Isle of Man Survey

    The Department for Enterprise is seeking to identify activity relating to social enterprises in the Isle of Man. More
    Closed 30 November 2018
  • Telecommunications Market Review - Consumer Survey

    The Communications Commission (the Commission) is undertaking its second round of market reviews. The last market reviews were published in 2012 and now the Commission feels that conditions have changed enough that a second round of market reviews should be conducted. ... More
    Closed 12 November 2018
  • GDPR and LED Implementing Regulations 2018 and Data Protection (Application of GDPR) Order 2018 updates 2018

    In July 2018, the GDPR and LED Implementing Regulations 2018 (“GLIR”) were approved by Tynwald. These regulations set out the provision for the implementation of the GDPR and the LED on the Isle of Man. In view of the responses to the consultation on the draft Regulations,... More
    Closed 7 November 2018
  • The Draft Beneficial Ownership (Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018 For Contraventions Under The Beneficial Ownership Act 2017

    The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has issued a consultation paper CP18-05/T17. This paper is seeking views on the introduction of civil penalties for some contraventions of the Beneficial Ownership Act 2017, and invites interested parties to consider the draft Regulations set out... More
    Closed 2 November 2018
  • 5th Quantitative Impact Study for Non-Life Insurers

    The Isle of Man Financial Service Authority (“Authority”) has today issued a consultation paper, CP18-03/T04, which sets out the Authority’s current thinking in respect of the assessment of the capital adequacy of insurers and reinsurers undertaking non-life insurance business, including the... More
    Closed 31 October 2018
  • Amendment to the Town & Country Planning Act

    The Isle of Man government conducted a consultation on town planning issues from October 2017 to January 2018. This was a wide-ranging consultation, seeking input from the public about many different aspects of the current legislation, issues of concern and potential legislative changes. ... More
    Closed 31 October 2018
  • Seafarer’s Discharge Books, Official Log Books, GMDSS Log Books and List of Crew

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry is proposing to make changes to the legislation which prescribes requirements for the making and keeping of records. The main proposals are: Seafarer’s Discharge Book to be replaced by a new document called a Record of Sea Service Ships to... More
    Closed 26 October 2018
  • Dormant Assets Bill 2018

    The main aim of the Bill is to enable dormant assets held by banks in the Island (known as dormant bank accounts) to be transferred to a central fund called the Dormant Assets Fund (the fund) and to allow a proportion of the amounts transferred to be distributed for charitable purposes in the... More
    Closed 19 October 2018
  • Modernising the Isle of Man Post Office

    Isle of Man Post Office (IOMPO) is seeking public opinion on how best to adapt letter and parcel deliveries and post office services in the community to suit demand in a financially responsible way. The IOMPO has a very proud heritage with a loyal and dedicated team providing... More
    Closed 16 October 2018
  • Amendment to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1969

    The Agricultural Holdings Act 1969 which replaced the Agricultural Holdings Act 1936 was introduced to give additional security to farm tenants. Legislation similar to the 1969 Act also exists in England, however it had two subtle differences: Manx legislation allowed the Tenancy... More
    Closed 15 October 2018
  • Isle of Man Ferry Services Survey

    The Department of Infrastructure is asking for your views on how ferry services to and from the Isle of Man should be delivered in future. This survey has been designed to allow both individuals and businesses to contribute to the agreement that will lay down the requirements that the Isle... More
    Closed 7 October 2018
  • Charities Registration and Regulation Bill

    The purpose of the consultation is to collect views on proposed new legislation which aims to update and improve the effectiveness of the registration and regulation of Charities in the Island. More
    Closed 5 October 2018
  • Possible expansion of Class 6 Regulated Activity (Crowdfunding Platforms)

    The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority has issued a consultation paper CP18-04/T16. This paper is seeking views on the possible expansion of Class 6 Regulated Activity (crowdfunding platforms) to include limited secondary trading facilities. The proposals may be of interest to all... More
    Closed 5 October 2018
  • Proposed Port Erin (Boundary Extension) Order 2018

    Port Erin Village Commissioners have made an application to the Department of Infrastructure for an Order under Section 6 of the Local Government Act 1985 seeking to adjust the boundaries between the districts of Rushen and Port Erin so as to move the entire residential estate at... More
    Closed 28 September 2018
  • Contempt of Court Bill 2018

    This consultation aims to collect views on proposed new legislation which aims to put the law relating to contempt of court on to a statutory footing. More
    Closed 28 September 2018
  • Proposed Regulations implementing the Red Ensign Group Yacht Code Part A and Common Annexes

    The Isle of Man Ship Registry is proposing to write Regulations implementing the Red Ensign Group Yacht Code Part A, Large Yacht Code (up to 12 passengers) and Common Annexes. This Code will apply in its entirety to new commercial yachts (constructed on/after 01 January 2019) and certain... More
    Closed 28 September 2018
  • Proposed Civil Aviation (Charges) Scheme 2019

    The Isle of Man Aircraft Registry charges for the registration, certification and inspection of private and corporate aircraft, the licensing of flight crew and engineers, and the registration of aircraft mortgages. The charges are reviewed and reissued annually. This consultation... More
    Closed 21 September 2018
  • Planning – Draft Area Plan for the East

    What is the Area Plan for the East? The Area Plan will implement the broad Island-wide planning ‘Policies’ set out in the Isle of Man Strategic Plan 2016 including: a written statement and a set of maps a series of ‘Proposals’, many being site specific, set out how the East... More
    Closed 31 August 2018
  • Criminal Justice, Offender Management, Sentencing and Domestic Abuse

    The Department of Home Affairs is consulting on three Bills that arise out of the Criminal Justice Strategy [GD 0061/12] (the Strategy), which was published, consulted upon and then received at the December 2012 sitting of Tynwald. This consultation will play an important part... More
    Closed 20 August 2018
  • Isle of Man Cultural Engagement Survey

    The Isle of Man Arts Council and Culture Vannin would like to ask all Island residents for their opinions on the arts, sport, recreation and Manx culture. Your views will help to shape the development of our Island's arts and culture scene. Paper copies of the survey are also available... More
    Closed 18 August 2018
  • Telecommunications Market Reviews

    The Communications Commission (the Commission) is about to embark on a second round of market reviews. The first round of market reviews were published in 2012. The purpose of this review is to further assess the telecoms markets in the Isle of Man, and to evaluate the current regulatory... More
    Closed 31 July 2018
  • Insurance Intermediation – exemptions from registration and cross border business

    Consultation Paper CP18-02/T08 sets out the Financial Services Authority’s proposals in relation to the current exemptions from registration as an insurance intermediary on the Isle of Man (‘IOM’) and the allowances for insurance intermediaries providing services on a cross border basis... More
    Closed 28 June 2018
  • Competition Bill 2018

    Competition law in the IOM is governed by the 1996 Fair Trading Act (FTA). There have been major developments in international competition law and the OFT has decided it would be beneficial to modernise IOM competition legislation, to better reflect international standards. In light of the UK... More
    Closed 15 June 2018
  • House Improvement (Adaptations) Scheme 2018

    The House Improvement (Adaptations) Scheme 2018 is to provide financial assistance to eligible applicants who have been clinically assessed as requiring specialist equipment or structural adaptations to enable them to remain independent in their own home. More
    Closed 12 June 2018
  • Organ Donation (Isle of Man) Bill 2018

    On the Island, approximately 12,600 island residents are registered on the UK NHS Organ Donor Register. Many people have made the generous gift of their organs and tissue to help someone else in the event of their death, but despite many people registering there is still a shortage of donors. More
    Closed 8 June 2018
  • Criminal Evidence Bill 2018

    This consultation aims to collect views on proposed new legislation which aims to improve and clarify the position in relation to certain evidence in criminal cases. In the fight against drugs crime and, equally, in relation to other crimes, perpetrators are increasingly making use of... More
    Closed 1 June 2018
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