MBC Overview

New slide show to promote Isle of Man

MBC is creating a library of slides of interesting facts about the Isle of Man. The Island is well known as an international business centre but there are a wide range of elements that go to make up the whole and some of the interesting facts included in the library help demonstrate the wide interests, connections and levels of expertise to be found on the Island.

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Isle of Man Retail Price Index

  • The annual rate of inflation as measured by the Retail Prices Index (RPI) showed an increase in November to 2.5%, up from 2.3% in October 2013.
  • Excluding housing costs, the annual rate of inflation shown by the RPI also increased, from 2.1% to 2.3% in November 2013.
  • The annual rate of inflation shown by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) was at 1.2% in November 2013 compared to 0.9% in October.

Unemployment Figures

Unemployment has returned to the world with a vengeance, over a million young now without a job in the UK with levels of 30% in some parts of the EU. Unemployment in the Isle of Man has been extremely low for many years and it remains at around 2% however, over the last twelve months those without jobs on the Island has increased, showing the Island is not immune from the international downturn.

Anemone - by Andy North
Flights to London City A close shave, but we must now "use it or lose it"
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Manx Flight Support Group - Air Fares

John Webster, Chairman, Manx Business Connection

13 October 2014


Flights to London City - a close shave, but we must now "use it or lose it"

John Webster, Chairman, Manx Business Connection

17 January 2014


Great Prospects for Manx Health and Business

John Webster, Chairman, Manx Business Connection

10 January 2014


MBC Overview

A quick overview of newsworthy events that are of interest to Manx business and community life.

Photo by Andy North, Isle of Man

Images in the MBC Overview are kindly supplied by local photographer Andy North.

Frequently Asked Question

What links does Isle of Man have with the European Union?

Although politically independent, IOM is heavily influenced by its large, close trading partner, the UK:

  • IOM is not a member of the EU
  • IOM/EU relationship is governed by Article 227(5)© of the Treaty of Rome and by Protocol 3 to the UK’s Act of Accession
  • In essence, IOM has an association with the EU solely for Customs purposes, the free movement of goods and common agricultural policy

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