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  • Modernisation of the Island’s Electoral System

    This consultation is part of the root and branch review of the Isle of Man’s election legislation. The Cabinet Office have analysed the responses of the previous consultation held in April 2018 on how you thought elections should be run on the Isle of Man to inform the drafting instructions... More
    Opened 18 November 2019
  • Equality Act 2017 - Draft Code of Practice on Employment

    The Equality Act 2017 (the Act) is one of the most important pieces of social legislation to be progressed in the Isle of Man in recent times. It seeks to ensure fair and equal treatment, in a way that allows social and economic inclusion in the community. The Act consolidates... More
    Closed 7 October 2019
  • Immigration Rules Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), (Graduate Entrepreneur) and (Investor) Review

    The Cabinet Office conducted a public consultation to the Immigration Points Based System in 2017. A commitment was made by Council of Ministers to review the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), (Graduate Entrepreneur) and (Investor) Routes and Rules and deliver new immigration Routes and Rules for... More
    Closed 23 August 2019
  • Telecommunications Development Order

    Development Orders can be used to give planning approval for certain types of development (sometimes known as ‘permitted development'). A revised Development Order is required in relation to telecommunications development to facilitate changing technology used, including but not... More
    Closed 5 August 2019
  • Draft Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 2019 & Draft (Change of Use) (Development) Order 2019

    The Town and Country Planning Act (1999) gives the Cabinet Office responsibility for some planning functions and the Department for Environment, Food and Agriculture responsibility for other functions. The Draft TCP (Change of Use) Order makes reference to the Draft TCP (Use Classes)... More
    Closed 5 August 2019
  • Review & Modernisation of Rates

    In the Programme for Government 2016 – 2021, the Council of Ministers has committed to reviewing the domestic (household) rates system. The Cabinet Office has accepted responsibility to set out a full plan for rates modernisation by June 2019. In October 2018, the Minister of... More
    Closed 21 April 2019
  • Year of Our Island Feedback Survey

    Throughout 2018, the Year of Our Island programme worked to inspire people of all ages to explore more and do more on the Isle of Man, and to encourage people to share more of what they love about our Island. Year of Our Island has hosted, supported and enhanced events and... More
    Closed 14 April 2019
  • Proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2008 (POCA) and the Anti-Terrorism and Crime Act 2003 (ATCA) in respect of Tipping-off

    We are seeking to obtain views on proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2008 and the Anti-Terrorism and Crime Act 2003 . These proposed amendments seek to address a number of technical compliance deficiencies and other issues highlighted in the MONEYVAL Mutual Evaluation... More
    Closed 11 April 2019
  • Proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2008 in respect of restraint and powers for financial investigators

    We are seeking to obtain views on proposed amendments to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2008 (POCA). These proposed amendments seek to address two issues which have been identified as adversely impacting on progress towards meeting recommendations made by MONEYVAL regarding the effectiveness... More
    Closed 11 April 2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2018 - Brexit

    The Isle of Man is not a member of the European Union but it does have a limited relationship with the EU through the United Kingdom under Protocol 3 to the Treaty of Accession by which the UK became a Member State on 1 January 1973. The Island’s Protocol 3 relationship with the EU has... More
    Closed 29 May 2018
  • Elections that work for everyone

    The Isle of Man has a proud tradition of democracy, being the oldest continuous parliament in the world and one of the first jurisdictions to include women in the franchise in 1881 and lowering the minimum voting age to 16 in 2006. This consultation is part of the root and branch review of... More
    Closed 20 May 2018
  • TT and Festival of Motorsport Economic Impact Assessment - Call for Evidence

    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... More
    Closed 18 May 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
  • 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
  • Smarter use of your data to improve Government services

    This consultation is about developing Isle of Man Government policy on how we use data better than we do at the moment to improve the way services are provided and to help us to become more efficient. We're looking for views from members of the public on: · Principles for... More
    Closed 6 October 2017
  • Safeguarding Bill 2017

    The purpose of this consultation paper is to invite interested parties to consider and comment on the proposed content of a draft Safeguarding Bill 2017 (“Bill”); a Bill designed to strengthen the safeguarding arrangements in the Isle of Man (“IoM”) for children and vulnerable adults.... More
    Closed 3 October 2017
  • Isle of Man Immigration Points Based System

    Public feedback is being sought on a key element of the Isle of Man’s immigration system. The Isle of Man Immigration Points Based System consultation will help to inform a review of the Island’s points based immigration rules. Members of the public, including people who have direct... More
    Closed 18 August 2017
  • High level policy on means testing

    The Cabinet Office are tasked within the Programme for Government to develop a high level policy for the means testing of government services. This requires some basic principles to be adopted in respect of how services are provided with regard to the means of the applicant. This document sets out... More
    Closed 18 August 2017
  • Preliminary Publicity

    In accordance with paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Town and Country Planning Act 1999, the Cabinet Office gives notice that it is preparing an Area Plan for the East of the Island. The plan area will include the following six Local Authority areas: the Borough of Douglas the... More
    Closed 26 May 2017
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