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Government Consultations

Consultations give you an opportunity to have your say on new proposals from the Isle of Man Government so that your views can be taken into account.

Our consultation hub lists all Isle of Man Government consultations.

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This site will provide details about the outcome of consultations and have links to any reports produced from the consultation exercise.

Consultations from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2016 are held in an archive on our website. 

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The consultation process

Consultations give you an opportunity to have your say on new proposals from the Isle of Man Government, and is essential for two-way communication between Government and the public. It provides opportunities for all those who wish to express their opinions on a proposed area of work to do so, in ways which will inform and enhance that work.

Given the wide-ranging areas of work of the Government, there are many varied types of consultation. Consultation exercises may involve seeking views in a number of different ways, such as written papers, public meetings, focus groups, questionnaire exercises or online discussion forums.

Consultation responses are analysed and used as part of the decision-making process. Depending on the nature of the consultation exercise, the views and suggestions received may:

  • indicate the need for further policy development or review
  • inform the development of a policy
  • help decisions to be made between alternative policy proposals
  • be used to finalise legislation before it is implemented

Consultation exercises cannot address individual concerns and comments, which should be directed to the relevant part of Government. 

Consultation Process Survey results February 2017 (download)

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