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Programme for Government

The Programme for Government ‘Our Island - a special place to live and work’ is the strategic plan, prepared by the Council of Ministers with involvement and input from Chief Officers, Departments and Tynwald members. 

In March 2018 amendments to the Programme for Government were laid before Tynwald. These amendments removed the actions completed within year one, and included the addition of further actions.

A Programme for Government, Year Two, includes these changes and the updated legislative programme.

The programme for Government identifies three strategic objectives:

  • An inclusive and caring society
  • An Island of enterprise and opportunity
  • Financially responsible government

There are 20 outcomes in total and they have been grouped into five themes:

  • Enterprise and Opportunity Island
  • Responsible Island
  • Sustainable island
  • Inclusive and Caring Island
  • Healthy and Safe Island

Each outcome is supported by a number of policy statements and these are intended to represent the Council of Ministers’ commitments for each outcome.

A number of initial actions have also been agreed by Council of Ministers, which help take Government closer to achieving its overall objectives.

The Programme for Government is the basis for policies, decisions, and actions and Departments have developed detailed delivery plans to deliver the outcomes. For an overview of the Programme for Government download a summary

The programme is monitored and measured through a performance framework approved at Tynwald in April 2017. Quarterly reporting is provided at

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