Whistleblowing to Prescribed Persons

Closed 1 Mar 2024

Opened 5 Jan 2024


The Department for Enterprise introduced the Employment (Amendment) Bill to the House of Keys in June 2023. Among other things, the Bill includes measures to improve the legislative framework around whistleblowing.

Alongside these changes the Department has committed to reviewing the list of those referred to as 'prescribed persons' in the whistleblowing legislation.

Prescribed persons are persons (or bodies) to whom a worker can make a whistleblowing disclosure, in addition to those already set out in the Employment Act 2006. Prescribed persons normally have some sort of oversight or regulatory role.

Why your views matter

It is important that the list of prescribed persons enables workers to raise concerns with appropriate bodies, and to have those concerns dealt with. It is therefore also important that the list is up to date and comprises as wide as possible a range of organisations which have a regulatory or oversight role.

The list of prescribed persons was last updated in 2021. This consultation seeks views on additions to the list. Perhaps most significantly, the consultation seeks views on making Members of Tynwald prescribed persons.

Responding to this consultation

You can respond to this consultation online by clicking on the 'Online Survey' link below. Alternatively you can download a paper version of this consultation in the 'Related' section below and email it to steven.tallach@gov.im or post it to:

Department for Enterprise - Isle of Man Government,
1st Floor, St George’s Court,
Upper Church Street,
Isle of Man,

What happens next

Following consultation, the Department will:

  • review and evaluate comments received from consultees and
  • publish a review of the comments received and
  • bring forward a revised Public Interest Disclosure (Prescribed Persons) Order, for approval by Tynwald, to update the current list of prescribed persons


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