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TopicAgencyTitleConsultation Period
Legal Aid Handbook - draft April 2015General RegistryLegal Aid Handbook - draft April 2015

This document sets out the procedures to be followed by Advocates and the Legal Aid Admninistration team in dealing with legal aid matters. It reflects the current situation which is presently documented in a number of "Panel Letters" and procedure notes and brings them together into one reference manual. It is envisaged that this document will become the definitive manual on 1 October 2015 and the various panel letters will then cease to have effect. The handbook was issued in April 2015 to advocates who are on the Legal Aid Panel and to the Law Society. Comments are welcomed prior to 31 August 2015 to enable any corrections or clarifications to be included in the final version. Since its issue, the Legal Aid Committee have issued two further documents, a policy on the procedure to be followed for removing an advocate from the panel, and a policy on mediation, both of which will be incorporated in the next edition of the handbook.

2 July 2015 - 31 August 2015
Proposal to require suspicious transaction reports (STRs) to be made electronicallyDHADraft Proceeds of Crime (Permitted Disclosures) Order 2015

The proposed Order will set out the form and manner in which a report of a suspicious transaction (STR) must be made. The prescribed form and manner will be by electronic means. The Schedule to the draft Order, the details of which are set out in the downloadable letter below, sets out the information that a person/business making a suspicious transaction report (an STR) must address or provide when making such a report.

The consultation will be of primary interest to businesses and the Department is inviting views on the proposal before it is submitted to the October 2015 sitting of Tynwald for approval. It is proposed to implement the requirement for the electronic submission of STRs from 01 November 2015.

23 June 2015 - 5 August 2015
Consultation on Isle of Man Government as a Single Legal EntityHuman ResourcesIsle of Man Government as a Single Legal Entity

As part of the Modernising Ministerial Government Report, approved by Tynwald in January 2014, Council of Ministers proposed that a review take place to consider the basis on which the Departmental system operated to determine whether it remained the most appropriate structure for the effective delivery of public services or whether an alternative approach was now required.
Following consideration of a report by Sir John Elvidge, KCB in November 2014 on the question of whether the Isle of Man should adopt Single Legal Entity status, Tynwald agreed that a full public consultation should take place.
The Cabinet Office therefore wishes to consult on a range of proposals in the report which considers whether Isle of Man Government should progress to Single Legal Entity status.

16 June 2015 - 31 July 2015
Criminal Justice and functions of the Isle of Man ConstabularyDHAConsultation on the Police (Amendment) Bill 2015

A Bill to provide for the re-appointment of the Chief Constable, the alternative provision of police services and the self-referral of complaints to the Police Complaints Commissioner.

2 June 2015 - 15 July 2015
Isle of Man Government Unified Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2015Human ResourcesIsle of Man Government Unified Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2015

The Public Sector Pensions Authority is consulting on a proposal to make the Isle of Man Government Unified Scheme (Amendment) Scheme 2015.
The PSPA would like to take the opportunity to confirm that these amendments are administrative or clarifying in nature and NOT in any way linked to any of the proposed changes or recommendations set out in the Public Sector Pensions Joint Working Group’s Report - “Fairness and Sustainability”.

Many of the amendments are as a consequence of the Scheme being a relatively new Scheme in pension terms and therefore requiring changes to be made as the administration processes are put into practice.

A copy of the draft Scheme and further information about it can be found at the following web address:

16 April 2015 - 16 July 2015
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