Isle of Man News last updated 21 October 2014 19:22:09

Sewerage charge to go on rates

POSTED yesterday at 4:14 pm by Joanne Clague

The controversial toilet tax introduced earlier this year has been scrapped. Instead, householders and businesses will have to pay a sewerage charge tied to the rateable value of their property. There was criticism of the new scheme in Tynwald today, with members stating that the Manx Utilities Authority was using an outdated rating value system ...

MER celebrates World Record Day on Sunday

POSTED yesterday at 1:42 pm by MT

The Island’s newest museum is asking everyone to dig out their Guinness Book of World Records to see if the Island’s oldest tram is listed. Manx Electric Railway tramcar no. 1 has appeared in the book as the ‘oldest operating tramcar in the world’. However, it doesn’t get a mention in every edition and the museum would like to see in which issues o...

UK Regional focus for new Business Development Manager

POSTED yesterday at 10:06 am

The Department of Economic Development has announced the appointment of Paul Maddocks as Business Development Manager to its Financial Services team. John Garland, Head of Corporate Financial Services, Department of Economic Development commented: ‘Paul will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of a programme designed to generate additional business for the Isle of Man through strengthening our business links with the UK regions, particularly the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.   ‘He will also be working closely with existing financial services businesses on the Island to help develop and improve the Isle of Man’s competitive proposition to ensure their continued success.’ The Department has undert...

New arrangements for Isle of Man variant British passports

POSTED yesterday at 10:02 am

Isle of Man variant British passports will be printed at a central facility in the United Kingdom from 2015 in a move aimed at increasing security and driving forward new efficiencies. The new arrangements will see the Isle of Man maintain its status as an issuing authority and will enable the passport service in Douglas to continue to accept and process applications. Centralised printing in the UK will also ensure the Isle of Man is aligned to the New Generation British passport and all future British passport designs. In addition, the Isle of Man passport service will retain the ability to issue an emergency passport for local residents who need to travel urgently. The UK started using a central printing facility in 2010, with the focus o...

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