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 […]

Jobless figures fall by 450 as employment continues to rise

On October 12, 2017, in Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

On a seasonally adjusted  basis, the total number of people registered as actively seeking work (ASW) was: 10 lower than the end of the previous quarter 450 lower than the end of the corresponding quarter in 2016 (Q3 2016) the non-seasonally adjusted ASW total was 980; this total is 20 lower than the end of the […]

Jersey RPI increase slightly lower than forecast

On January 21, 2017, in General, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

During the twelve months to December 2016 the All Items Retail Prices Index (RPI) for Jersey increased by 1.9% to stand at 163.0 and is slightly lower than forecast. The Household services, Housing and Motoring groups were the largest contributors to the overall annual increase in the RPI . The increase in the RPI over […]

A Jersey World Expo’?

On October 29, 2016, in General, Society, Sport, The Economy, The Environment, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

A world’s fair, world exposition, or universal exposition (sometimes expo or Expo for short) is a large public exhibition. These exhibitions vary in character and are held in varying parts of the world. They usually last from three weeks to six months. Since the 1928 Convention Relating to International Exhibitions came into force, the Bureau International […]

Social Security support for islanders reaches £356 mil in 2015

On October 23, 2016, in General, Population, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Society simply would not operate without the essential support provided by the Social Security department. Their overarching aims are to help people achieve and maintain financial independence and to provide benefits to those islanders who are unable to support themselves. In 2015 £355.8 million was paid out to islanders in delivering that function. At the end of […]

Locate Jersey’s sponsorship of Jersey Rugby. Some important facts and figures..

On October 12, 2016, in General, Society, Sport, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Tickets for international matches are part of the sponsorship package with Jersey Rugby. They are used carefully and strategically to help secure inward investment from individuals and businesses. Inward investment is a key pillar of the States strategic plan and the economic growth and diversification strategy. The other Crown Dependencies and England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland […]

Employment in Jersey at highest ever level

On October 7, 2016, in General, Population, Society, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Labour Market Statistics In June 2016: total employment was 60,320 (annual increase of 1,260) private sector employment was 52,480 (annual increase of 1,600) public sector employment was 7,840 (annual decrease of 350) annual increase in private sector employment was driven by rises in full-time (+740) and zero-hours (+690) employees annual decreases in public sector was driven by […]

Jersey Construction Council – JeCC Awards 2016

On April 20, 2016, in Education, General, Society, The Economy, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

I was very pleased to help launch the JeCC awards this morning in Jersey.  The awards ceremony will take place in October 2016. Full details can be obtained from JeCC Awards 2016 – Nominations and Toolkit I attach a copy of my speech: Launch of the 2016 Jersey Construction Awards Good morning – Thank you for […]

My first year as Economic Development Minister (in 200 words)..

On December 7, 2015, in General, Society, The Economy, Voting, by Lyndon-Farnham

In the 12 months since taking office, in addition to business as usual across the whole portfolio, the Economic Development Department has delivered a number of projects. In March, Visit Jersey opened for business and assumed responsibility for marketing the Island and has since delivered the first Tourism Strategy for over ten years. In July […]

Jersey shines brightly for the Nat West Island Games

On July 4, 2015, in Society, Sport, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

And so the 2015 Nat West Island games draw to a close with a vibrant closing ceremony where thousands of new friends partied together and said au revoir until we all reconvene on the special island of Gotland in 2017.  Congratulations of the highest order have to go to everybody, yes everybody on Jersey because […]

Economic Growth – No stone unturned

On June 11, 2015, in General, Society, The Economy, The Environment, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I was delighted to have been given the opportunity to talk to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce outlining my policy and position on growing Jersey’s economy and attach my speech (below).  I would like to thank the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and all who attended.   Draft Speech to the Jersey Chamber of Commerce – 11th […]

Liberation 70

On March 4, 2015, in Society, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

As many of us know, on 9th May every year Jersey celebrates the anniversary of the Liberation of the Island from the German occupation forces of World War II. Considered as Jersey’s very own ‘National Day’, Liberation Day 70 will be celebrated on Saturday 9th May 2015 and will commence with a Freedom march – […]

Council of Ministers Strategic Priorities 2015 -2018

On February 1, 2015, in Education, General, Health, Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Jersey’s Council of Ministers has set out their strategic priorities for 2015 – 2018. The four key areas are: Health and Wellbeing, Education, Economic Growth and Jobs and St Helier: Click here to view a short video introduction to the strategic priorities

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year

On December 24, 2014, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, The British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, went to Washington with his chiefs of staff to meet President Roosevelt and the American military leaders and coordinate plans for the defeat of the common enemy.  On Christmas Eve Churchill broadcast to the world from the […]

Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport & Culture

On November 9, 2014, in Society, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am pleased to have been appointed to the post of Minister for Economic Development by the States of Jersey on Friday 7th November 2014 – thank you to all who have placed their confidence in me. The new Economic Development Department will bring together responsibility for tourism, retail, sport, culture, gambling and the lottery, […]

Education Education Education (minus sport & culture)

On September 25, 2014, in Education, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

Our education system is not an embarrassment but we must improve. We need radical changes in the way the education system is run. Education is the process by which society retains, and transmits its accumulated and growing knowledge, skills and values from one generation to another.  It is essential that our children leave school having […]

Taking the Challenge! #IceBucket…

On August 23, 2014, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

Today (Friday 22nd Aug 2014) after being nominated by my son Alex! I dutifully undertook the MND Ice Bucket Challenge with members of the team from the Jersey Motor Neuron Disease Association and my old pal Harry McRandle from the JEP. Together we were raising awareness and funds for essential research to combat this little understood […]

Getting my gloves on for Charity

On June 7, 2014, in General, Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

In what appeared to be a good idea at the time, I agreed to participate in The Rock White Collar charity boxing event on Saturday 28th June. I expect many of you would pay handsomely to see a States Member take a few legitimate shots from mainly younger and fitter opponents whilst contributing to an inspirational […]

A 50m Pool for Jersey?

On October 21, 2013, in Society, by Lyndon-Farnham

How could an Olympic 50m pool and Acquatics Centre benefit Jersey? Here are some suggestions but please feel free to add your own; Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo, other Water-Sports Development, Tourism, Health, Education, Investment in the local Construction Industry, Economic Benefit, Jobs, a facility the whole community would benefit from …

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