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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Number of holidaymakers to Jersey hit five-year high in 2016

On March 3, 2017, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

More people are choosing Jersey as a holiday destination Jersey welcomed almost 356,000 people for a holiday to our amazing Island during 2016. This was the third year of growth and the best for 5 years and beat our 2016 target of 352,000 staying holiday visitors, a growth of 2.6%. Total visitors (which includes day […]

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 […]

Jersey’s inflation remains low but expected to rise

On October 21, 2016, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The increase in Jersey’s inflation from 1.5% to 2.0% was expected, and is in line with Fiscal Policy Panel forecast (average rate of 2.2% for 2016). The increase is primarily due to faster annual increases in motoring costs (in particular petrol and diesel) and slower annual falls in fuel and light costs (particularly home heating […]

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 […]

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