Consultation on the Reform of Domestic Rates
launch a consultation exercise on the reform of domestic rates on Monday 16th
March which will run until the 27th
2015, Tynwald agreed that domestic rating reform should now be carried out,
based on new legislation which will introduce a property tax for domestic
properties based on their capital values: underpinned by a national property
revaluation which should be completed by February 2016.
The purpose of the consultation exercise is to invite comments on the
proposed reform. It is not a referendum but is an exercise for gathering
information, views and evidence to allow Treasury to take an informed decision
on the future method of calculating and collecting local property taxes on
behalf of local authorities, churchwardens and the Manx Utilities Authority:
known together as “rating authorities”.
information about the public consultation can be obtained from the address
Morrison BSc (Hons) PgDL MInstLM
Executive Officer, Treasury
Dhone House, 2 Circular Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3PX
Coastal and Wave Overtopping – Consultation Update
recent incidents of coastal flooding the Department of Infrastructure
commissioned JBA Consultants to carry out a Concept Design Report in connection
with Coastal & Harbour Flooding.
regards Laxey, the report in summary states that in respect of the Harbour and
Promenade, options are to raise the Harbour wall, provide a second set back
Promenade wall, or place rock revetments.
a series of public meeting the Department wishes to engage with all interested
parties to provide feedback on options to protect Laxey Sea Front and Harbour
and requests that local residents and any other interested parties provide
feedback via the Local Authority.
you do wish to make comment on these proposals or forward any alternative ideas
please do so in writing to Laxey Village Commissioners at the above address or
constructive feedback is welcome.