The Tynwald has passed a bill which exempts certain forms of short-term or intermittent employment from requiring work permits. In particular, the order acknowledges that many high-level employees in international jurisdictions need to move from one jurisdiction to another on a regular basis. As such, the order reduces bureaucracy and increases the island's standing as a flexible international jurisdiction within which to do business.
A recent decision addressed the question of whether existing law prevents the Work Permit Committee from granting a work permit for a non-Isle of Man worker when it is satisfied that an Isle of Man worker could undertake the employment in question. It was held that the statute does not prevent the granting of a permit in these circumstances.