Isle of Man to hire PRO to enhance tax haven reputation

The Isle of Man Government is considering appointing its first dedicated PRO to help manage its reputation as an offshore tax haven.

The Isle of Man Government is considering appointing its first

dedicated PRO to help manage its reputation as an offshore tax

haven.



Details of the role and responsibilities are still under discussion but,

if approved, the postholder is expected to deal with journalists’

inquiries and direct them to appropriate officials or politicians.



The Isle of Man already employs a tourism PRO, but the post is geared to

attracting visitors rather than dealing with investment and political

issues.



The island’s Council of Ministers - the Manx Cabinet - has set up a

sub-committee investigating the pros and cons of having a dedicated PRO

for government issues.



Parliamentary members, local journalists and PR chiefs have been asked

for their views and the sub-committee is due to deliver its findings at

the end of September. The council will make a final decision in

autumn.



Tim Craine, senior officer for the council, said: ’The island’s

international profile is increasing and this has resulted in an

increased media attention.’



The Isle of Man is an internally self-governing Dependent Territory

within the British Isles, and is not part of the UK. Its 1,000-year-old

parliament makes its own laws.



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