Isle of Man

Year captive legislation was passed
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Total number of captives as of year-end 2022
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Total gross premium written and assets under management (AuM) as of year-end 2021
Gross premium: £1,000,000,000
Types of captives allowed
  • Single parent captives
  • Association captives
  • Group captives
  • Protected cell/segregated portfolio companies
  • Risk retention groups
  • Special purpose captives
  • Special purpose financial captives
Initial licensing and incorporating fees required by the domicile

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Annual fees
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Premium tax rate
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Premiums to surplus
Premiums to solvency: restricted, £50,000 plus 10% of net written premium up to £2 million plus 5% of net written premium after £2 million; reinsurance, £100,000; general, £150,000 or 15% of net written premium, whichever is greater.
Minimum capital (broken out by type of captive)

Solvency requirements: restricted, £50,000; reinsurance, £100,000; general, £150,000. The Isle of Man is introducing a revised risk-based methodology for the calculation of capital and solvency requirements. The new framework is anticipated to be in place with effect from June 30, 2022.

Applicable Acts/Enabling Legislation
Insurance Act 2008; Insurance Regulations 2018; Insurance Fees Regulations 2018; Insurance (Protected Cell Companies) Regulations 2004; Insurance (Incorporated Cell Companies) Regulations 2011; Insurance (Limited Partnership) Regulations 2004; Insurance (Special Purpose Vehicles) Regulations 2015; Insurance (Supplementary Information) Regulations 2016.
Captive Administrator’s name and longevity in position
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Speed of licensing
8 - 12 weeks approximately
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Address and contact information of Regulatory Department
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Website Address