General Election day in Jersey is Wednesday 16th May 2018.

On April 11, 2018, in General, Society, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

Well I am officially nominated for Senator again! Thank you to all my friends and family for their support and encouragement. With special thanks to my proposer and seconders: Advocate Steven Meiklejohn (Proposer), Jennifer Geddes, Jonathan Giles, Anna Goncalves, Joanne Gorrod, Paul James, Renzo Martin, Mike Stentiford, David Woodsford, Dr Philippa Worth. Election day is Wednesday […]

Staying Leisure Visitors to Jersey up 16% in 2017 – The Facts and Figures

On March 1, 2018, in Culture, General, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

2017 saw the highest number of holidaymakers coming to Jersey since 2001, up 16% over 2016 with 413,200 staying leisure visitors. Total visits to Jersey in 2017 were up 5% over 2016, with 727,000 visits, the highest number since 2007. 52% of holiday visitors were first-time visitors to Jersey, matching the 2016 figure. £250m was […]

Surge in the number of winter visitors to Jersey

On February 14, 2018, in Culture, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am delighted with the news that we are finally beginning to grow our visor economy on a year round basis.  Not only will this provide increased productivity within the hospitality sector, and the island’s economy as a whole, but will also help to strengthen transport links throughout the winter months.  Very well done to […]

Manches Iles-Express to operate new inter-island passenger ferry service in 2018 – return fares under £40

On February 8, 2018, in Culture, General, Society, Sport, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

The States’ of Jersey and Guernsey have identified Manche Iles-Express as the preferred bidder to provide an enhanced inter-island passenger-only ferry service. No formal award has been made yet and discussions with Manche Illes-Express are continuing with both Islands, but the objective remains to have an enhanced service in operation by 1 May 2018. While […]

Five-year deal signed for return of Super League Triathlon

On February 5, 2018, in General, Sport, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Super League Triathlon will return to Jersey’s Waterfront this year following the signing of a five-year contract with the States of Jersey to secure the rights to host the event. The partnership will place Jersey on the map as a host for international sports events and follows the successful inaugural event in the Island in […]

Agricultural Statistics 2016 published

On January 24, 2018, in Agriculture, The Economy, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

For the first time, the report has been compiled using a new online methodology, which allows the Department to streamline the statistical information it gathers and to make comparisons over longer, ten-year periods. The report shows that the exported tonnage of Jersey Royal potatoes has remained stable over the past decade, while the gross return […]

People count

On January 15, 2018, in General, Population, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Population Office has published figures for the number of applications for registered and licensed permissions, and how many were granted or refused between October to December 2017.  The main factors taken in to account when deciding whether to grant registered and licensed permissions to a business are: preserving and maximising the benefits of Jersey’s […]

Unemployment at 8 year low

On January 13, 2018, in Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Latest fi​​gures On 31 December 2017: on a seasonally adjusted  basis, the total number of people registered as actively seeking work (ASW) was : 330 lower than at the end of the corresponding quarter in 2016 (Q4 2016) the non-seasonally adjusted ASW total was 950; this total is 30 lower than the end of the previous quarter, […]

easyjet launches Jersey Edinburgh route

On January 9, 2018, in Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

easyjet has launched a new service from Jersey to Edinburgh. It will operate twice weekly throughout the summer season, in addition to the existing Jersey to Glasgow link. In total, easyJet will operate to 8 UK destinations: Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle, London Gatwick, London Luton and London Southend. Ali Gayward, easyJet’s UK Country Manager, said: […]

Merry Christmas and God Bless Us, Every one.

On December 22, 2017, in General, by Lyndon-Farnham

May I wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Healthy New Year and share with you an excerpt from one of my favourite pieces of literature: Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. […]

Tourism: Another promising set of figures

On December 18, 2017, in General, The Environment, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Provisional Visit Jersey estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during the first ten months of 2017 was 672,200 with visitor nights reaching 2.7 million.     During the period January to October 2017: Total visitor trips were 672,200 up 4% Total spend was £212 million up 4% (first 9 months) Total visitor nights […]

EU confirms Jersey’s status as a cooperative jurisdiction

On December 6, 2017, in Financial Services, General, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am very pleased that the EU has cleared Jersey from inclusion in its register of blacklisted jurisdictions. (Source gov.je) The EU Code of Conduct Group on Business Taxation (the Code Group) has determined that Jersey is a cooperative tax jurisdiction, and will work with the Island throughout 2018 to ensure that this position is […]

Economic Development Minister calls for end to collective responsibility

On December 2, 2017, in General, States Reform, The Economy, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

COLLECTIVE responsibility, the doctrine enshrined in the ministerial code which requires ministers to toe the official government line – is curtailing proper democratic debate and should be scrapped.   Senator Lyndon Farnham spoke out after abstaining from a crucial States vote this week on a proposal in the 2018 Budget to charge big retailers 20 per […]

Global Forum on Transparency & Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes recognises Jersey’s commitment and cooperation

On November 18, 2017, in Financial Services, General, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The recent Global Forum’s report (pub. 17th November 2017) recognises that Jersey is fully committed to the highest standards of tax transparency and cooperation. Summary of the Report: The second round peer review reveals the important progress made by Jersey in the implementation of the international standard, leading to the upgrade of its overall rating from […]

Record numbers of people in work suggests stronger economy in 2017

On November 2, 2017, in Agriculture, General, Population, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

In June 2017 total employment in Jersey was 61,660 the highest recorded to date.   The latest Jersey Labour Market data suggests that Jersey’s economy is stronger in the first half of 2017 than expected. Total employment increased at a rate of 2.2% (June 2017 on June 2016) compared with the Fiscal Policy Panel (FPP) assumption […]

The States of Jersey – A Virtual Tour

On October 29, 2017, in Society, States Reform, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

The States Assembly, or the States of Jersey as it is also known, is the parliament of Jersey. The States Assembly is responsible for: making new laws and regulations approving the amount of public money to be spent by the States every year approving the amount of tax to be raised holding Ministers to account […]

Holidaymakers to Jersey up 4% in August 2017

On October 22, 2017, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Visit Jersey have released their Exit Survey Analysis for the period January to August 2017.  Provisional estimates suggest that the number of visits to Jersey during the first eight months of 2017 was 521,200 with visitor bed-nights reaching 2.1 million.  During the period January to August 2017, just more than two-thirds of visits (68%) were made by […]

Super League Triathlon Jersey Highlights Show

On October 18, 2017, in General, Sport, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Jersey, Channel Islands 23rd & 24th September 2017. Pitting the world’s best triathletes across unique short course formats for big prize money in a closed league series, Super League Triathlon provides pulse-pounding action, superstars to root for, and a spectator experience without parallel. Watch the full Super League Triathlon Jersey Highlights Show here. Two days […]

Jersey Business Tendency survey – Business confidence remains positive

On October 16, 2017, in General, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

The quarterly Jersey Business Tendency Survey (BTS) provides timely, qualitative information about the Island’s economy. Chief executives and managing directors are asked for their opinions on the current situation of their business compared to three months earlier and their expectations for the next three months. In September 2017: the headline all-sector business activity indicator was […]

Short term economic forecasts improve but prudence still required

On October 14, 2017, in General, Population, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Jersey’s Fiscal Policy Panel has produced its tenth annual report.   The Fiscal Policy Panel (FPP) was established to provide Jersey’s Treasury and Resources Minister and States members with independent economic advice on matters relating to tax and spending policy, and the use of the Stabilisation Fund. The current members of the Panel are Dame Kate […]

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