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Unprecedented' interest in moving to the Isle of Man

Saturday, June 20th, 2020 11:05am

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Chief Minister says overseas interest can benefit economy

There are 'unprecedented levels of interest' from people wanting to move to the Isle of Man, according to the chief minister. 

Howard Quayle made the comments at a public question and answer session on the coronavirus pandemic.

He says the Department for Enterprise has had a huge number of enquiries on Manx residency.

Mr Quayle added it may be the answer to reviving the Manx economy:

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It's the same for all rural areas, not just small rocks.

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The Department of Enterprise are well known for making boast of this nature but hard evidence of this boast is something the Minister of that Department rarely produces.

Didn't we have great interest in a number of banks opening in our well regulated jurisdiction?

 

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1 minute ago, Whatnonsence said:

The Department of Enterprise are well known for making boast of this nature but hard evidence of this boast is something the Minister of that Department rarely produces.

Well hopefully these people are already self employed or business owners as there aren’t any jobs for them with several thousand Manx people already on benefits and bail out support. 

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So he gets his information from Department of Enterprise, well he must be the only one as they normally never liase

with businesses unless you belong to the Chamber.

It can only be to get rid of work permits again.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Holte End said:

It can only be to get rid of work permits again.

They’ll probably propose scrapping Manx people at some stage never mind work permits. They won’t want to be funding and dealing with all the skint unemployed ones who are now out there if there’s some new shiney people coming over with money who don’t yet think they’re idiots. 

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52 minutes ago, Whatnonsence said:

The Department of Enterprise are well known for making boast of this nature but hard evidence of this boast is something the Minister of that Department rarely produces.

Didn't we have great interest in a number of banks opening in our well regulated jurisdiction?

 

my thoughts exactly, where are skellys 6 banks ?   still up his fucking arse with his head.

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22 minutes ago, Mr Newbie said:

They’ll probably propose scrapping Manx people at some stage never mind work permits. They won’t want to be funding and dealing with all the skint unemployed ones who are now out there if there’s some new shiney people coming over with money who don’t yet think they’re idiots. 

To be fair there seem to have been a fair few people coming over in the past because they thought that the DfE (or whatever it was called that year) were idiots.  There are a lot of magic bean salesmen in the world.

In practice the most likely ones to demanding a nice, quiet, safe, isolated life are going to be yet more semi-wealthy retirees, coming to make the population even older and demanding ever more from public services.

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New folks are always made welcome.

Like Nigel Caldecott, of Marina Lane in Port Erin.

"Welcome to the Isle of Man. Here's your cell...."

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Although I don't believe a word of this has anyone else noticed a marked rise in the amount non manx reg vehicles floating about? I also saw a German reg car at the petrol station earlier.

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If memory serves there was a department in government who’s sole job was to look for rich people in the uk and try to convince them to move to the isle of man

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8 minutes ago, Nomadic Raptor said:

If memory serves there was a department in government who’s sole job was to look for rich people in the uk and try to convince them to move to the isle of man

That makes sense.

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HQ trying to convince people to live here??? Is there a census due?

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12 minutes ago, Nomadic Raptor said:

If memory serves there was a department in government who’s sole job was to look for rich people in the uk and try to convince them to move to the isle of man

Clearly a mistake, as the most effective thing seems to be biological warfare. ^_^

(Actually ever since Bell introduced the tax cuts for the very rich HNWIs, the number of such people living on the Island has fallen.  But as with every other failed scheme no one will ever admit it was a mistake).

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What are the numbers before and after introduction Roger?

I suppose anyless you know their individual circumstances it is hard to say it was a mistake.  It could equally be that introducing has kept people here who may have left otherwise.

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