Laxey News
17 March 2015
  Consultation on the Reform of Domestic Rates
Treasury will launch a consultation exercise on the reform of domestic rates on Monday 16th March which will run until the 27th April.
In January 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”.
The consultation is open until April 27 and the consultation document is attached and from the 16th March can be found on the Isle of Man Government website at Responses can be made in writing preferably by email to or through an on-line survey available at
Further information about the public consultation can be obtained from the address below.
Michael Morrison BSc (Hons) PgDL MInstLM
Senior Executive Officer, Treasury

Illiam Dhone House, 2 Circular Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 3PX
  Coastal and Wave Overtopping – Consultation Update
Following 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. 

As 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.

Following 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.

If 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 email

All constructive feedback is welcome.
  Planning Functions Set to be Transferred from DoI to DEFA
Further details of the proposed changes here. Tynwald will also consider moving Housing from DSC to DoI.

  Latest minutes
..........from the Commissioners meetings are now available to download from this website.

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