The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown Dependency centrally located in the Irish Sea between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
The Island has its own government, laws and currency, but remains positively linked to the UK through a shared history, community bonds and economic partnerships with the City of London and North West business community.
Tynwald, the Isle of Man’s parliament, was founded more than 1,000 years ago and is recognised as the oldest continuous parliament in the world.
The Manx political system is not principally based on party politics, and the ministerial style of government is led by the Chief Minister and acts by consensus. This has helped to create an environment of political stability with an approachable Government that promotes social inclusion and economic growth.
As a mature and respected nation, the Isle of Man is a leading international business centre renowned for innovation, professionalism and a long-standing policy of positive engagement with international initiatives and standards.