Mann: Work Permit Reform An Assault On Employment Security

February 21, 2011

In what will be seen by many as an assault on employment security the Manx government has announced a further review of its work permit legislation. Control of Employment legislation was introduced on the Island almost forty years ago at a time when

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UK Sidestep Questionmarks Around Manx Iranian Links

December 26, 2010

The United Kingdom government has rejected assertions made by the Celtic League that Iranian shipping owned via Isle of Man registered companies may have breached sanctions. The League wrote to UK Lord Chancellor Kenneth Clarke in September (see linkbelow): The UK say

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MCA Share League Concerns But ETV Provision Will End

November 27, 2010

The UK government is determined to press ahead with the decision to withdraw emergency towing vessels (ETVs) which are currently on station around British coasts. The Director of Maritime Services at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has confirmed that ETV provision will cease

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UK Treasury Pressed Again On PMS Savers Plight

August 28, 2010

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE UK TREASURY PRESSED AGAIN ON PMS SAVERS PLIGHT The Celtic League has written to the UK Chancellor once again urging action to compensate savers in the failed Northern Ireland Presbyterian Mutual Society (see below): “Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt

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BBC Programme Links Manx Banks To Match Funding

August 9, 2010

Links to Isle of Man based financial institutions were recently highlighted in a BBC Newsnight investigation into Football match-fixing. The World Football governing body Uefa was reported to have its Disciplinary Unit working with German Police on the biggest investigation ever into the

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AGM Urges Support For PMS Savers

July 25, 2010

The plight of abandoned depositors in the failed Presbyterian Mutual Society was in focus at the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Celtic League held this weekend on the Isle of Man Delegates were told that the collapse of the PMS affected over

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