Info for Businesses

Business Isle of Man is committed to providing useful resources to help you get started running a business or to help your existing business grow and succeed. This page will be updated with new resources as they are developed. If you have any requests or comments, please contact us.


COVID-19 Circuit Breaker: Business Guidance

Following quick and decisive action from the Isle of Man Government, Island-based businesses once again find themselves faced with a number of mandatory guidelines and restrictions, put in place to keep Island residents safe.

To ensure that the guidance and advice is easily digestible, in this update (dated 08.01.2021) we have laid out the key takeaways in the attached update, including links to detailed information and support schemes available.

Further, more in-depth guidance and advice for businesses can be found here.

Introduction to VAT

This guide has been prepared to provide existing businesses and anyone considering starting a business in the Isle of Man a general overview of how VAT works in the jurisdiction.

A guide on reduced rate VAT for hospitality and attraction businesses

This guide has been prepared to provide businesses with further detail about the reduction of VAT in relation to hospitality (catering) admissions to certain attractions.



Data Resources

Census and demographic data

CACI Report

Business Isle of Man has recently commissioned internationally-renowned consultants CACI to produce a socio-demographic prospectus for the Isle of Man. This prospectus provides new insight and context to the Isle of Man’s population and spending profile, which will be of interest to investors, retailers, and property developers.

CACI uses ACORN (A Classification of Residential Neighbourhoods) a powerful targeting model which combines geography with demographics such as age and lifestyle information in order to help with analysis of the different types of people and areas within a country.

Among other datasets, the report provides information on the social and demographic makeup of the Isle of Man’s population, using data collected through the five-yearly Census and surveys on spending habits.

Click below to download the CACI report.



Demographic data tables

Socio-Demographic data provides information on the social and demographic makeup of the Isle of Man’s population. This data is collected through the five-yearly Census and through surveys of spending habits. Both of these surveys are carried out by the Economic Affairs Division of the Isle of Man Government’s Cabinet Office. For further information on how this data is collected please go to:

Demographic data is collected through a variety of means, including through the Census. Key datasets are provided in .xlsx format in the file below. Should you require a different format, please contact us.



All data on this page is provided under the Open Government Licence (OGL)