Fancy a change of career and life? There are loads of Isle of Man careers, jobs and opportunities up for grabs at Jobs Expo Cork. We are delighted to announce that the Government of the Isle of Man will returning to our Cork event on Thursday 25th May 2017.
The Isle of Man is a self-governing Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between England and Northern Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II. The capital is Douglas. Approximately 85,000 people live on the island.
The Isle of Man is a low-tax economy. There is no capital gains tax, wealth tax, stamp duty, or inheritance tax. In addition, the top rate of income tax of 20%. Furthermore, the corporate tax rate is 0% except for banking profits and rental income, which is set at 10%.
Offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism are key sectors of the economy. In addition, the island is a popular film location. The Isle of Man also has become a centre for private space travel companies.
Isle of Man can trace its cultural roots to Celtic and Norse origins. Due to the island’s proximity to the UK, British influence has been dominant since the mid-18th century. However, there has also been an increased interest in the Manx language, history and musical traditions in recent years. Manx music has Celtic, Norse and other influences, including British and Irish influences. Rock, blues, jazz and pop are also popular on the island.
Food and agriculture
Seafood has traditionally been a large part of the Manx diet. Local delicacies include Manx kippers and the Queen scallop, which is renowned for its sweet, light flavour.
Farming includes cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Manx lamb is highly regarded. The Loaghtan, an indigenous breed of Manx sheep, has a rich, dark meat.
UK supermarkets stock a variety of Manx cheeses. Okells Brewery is a commercial brewery. Established in 1850, Okells is the island’s largest brewer.
Isle of Man TT
The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race is a motorcycle event that takes place annually in May or June of each year. The TT has run since 1907. The race takes place over two weeks attracts visitors from around the world. The TT is “greatest motorcycle sporting events of the world.”