A vision for the rural economy.

On February 16, 2016, in General, The Economy, The Environment, by Lyndon-Farnham

The rural economy has a major impact on the landscape and environment of the Island providing a real sense of place and purpose. It is essential that our vision for the countryside provides rural businesses with stability and certainty. Our vision must recognise the economic, environmental and social importance of the sector whilst encouraging businesses […]

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 […]

Think BIG Shop SMALL

On December 2, 2015, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

I am pleased to be able announce that thanks to the support and efforts of Jersey Business Limited Jersey will be participating for the first time in ‘Small Business Saturday’. ‘Small Business Saturday’ is a highly successful global campaign that originated in the USA in 2010 and in the UK in 2013 and is focussed […]

The Importance of Sports & Events Led Tourism in Jersey

On November 1, 2015, in Sport, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Event-led tourism is seen by many jurisdictions as an important part of their tourism strategy. For some time the further development of event-led tourism has been cited as an important element of the renaissance of Jersey’s visitor economy. In this context, “events” include a broad range of sporting, cultural and more traditional tourist events such […]

Low inflation is further positive news for Jersey’s economy

On October 23, 2015, in General, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

PFCO October 2015 – Latest Inflation figures published by Stats office of +0.1% is lower than expected. Underlying inflation as measured by RPIX is the lowest on record (since 2000). This is encouraging. Fuel bills, fares/travel, motoring, household goods, clothing and food prices all lower than in June and all (except fares and travel) below […]

The facts relating to the Tourism Development Fund and The Jersey International Air Display

On September 27, 2015, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

The Jersey International Air Display. The Economic Development Department (EDD) provides the air display grant of 90k to the Ports of Jersey (POJ) who organise the event in partnership with Jersey International Air Display Limited (JIAD). Full and detailed accounts of the JIAD are published annually. I agreed to utilise Tourism Development fund (TDF) funds […]

Condor, the Liberation and what action I propose to take.

On September 19, 2015, in General, The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Islanders will be aware of operational problems that have arisen again with the Condor Liberation in recent days. Whilst delays and cancellations earlier in the week were weather-related, today’s cancellations are as a result of technical problems with the vessel. I have included below an update from Condor Ferries received on Saturday 19th September 2015 […]

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 […]

Pre-Election Political Posturing leads to an unbalanced view

On February 7, 2015, in General, The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Bermuda, Jersey and other British offshore finance centres would have six months to open their books or face international blacklisting if Labour wins the general election, Labour Leader Ed Miliband has declared.  He obviously does not know that: 1. Jersey has been providing law enforcement & tax authorities around the world with information on beneficial ownership for many […]

Finance Job increases are expected

On February 4, 2015, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

By Geoff Cook – The JEP Thursday 29 January front page carries the headline, “Finance job losses are expected”, based on the latest Business Tendency Survey results, and the paper goes on to suggest that the survey contradicts comments regarding employment prospects made at the Jersey Finance annual review on the 28 January. It could […]

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

Supporting small business

On November 30, 2014, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

The value of small businesses to the development of the economy is often overlooked or under estimated.  SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY is a UK and British Isles wide initiative which exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses on the 6th December 2014 and beyond. “Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns […]

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, […]

Tourism – some facts and figures

On September 28, 2014, in The Economy, Tourism, by Lyndon-Farnham

Tourism creates many benefits to our island home; in fact we all benefit from tourism and can all do our part to promote it. *In 2013, there were 681,900 visitors to Jersey. 326,000 stayed overnight, 113,00 were business visitors, 101,000 were day-trippers, 100,000 were visiting friends & family, plus there were almost 42,000 additional visitors, […]

It’s time to TURBO charge the Economy

On September 3, 2014, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

If elected I shall be seeking the position of Economic Development Minister not least because I believe that we must now put economic growth to the top of the agenda.  From the rejuvenation of Fort Regent to Sports and Events lead Tourism to FinTech to economic diversification and Small Business development.  We have all the ingredients we […]

States approve Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) – 8th November 2012

On November 8, 2012, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

After three days of debate the first ever MTFP has been approved by 36 votes to 7 with 1 abstention.  Having voted in favour, I do hope the advice of the Fiscal Policy Panel will be heeded and increased funding will be leveraged and injected into the economy to help end the ongoing recession and bring some […]

Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) 2012 – 21st October 2012

On October 20, 2012, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

I will be lodging an amendment to the MTFP tomorrow (Monday 22nd October 2012) which could save the States hundreds of millions of pounds in the medium term – details to follow .. http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyPropositions/2012/P.069-2012%20Amd(6).pdf

Zero 10 gets EU approval – Good news for Jersey but should we look for another way?

On September 14, 2011, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

Jersey’s Zero 10 tax sysytem has been deemed non-harmful by a group of European officials.  This eases fears that Jersey may have to scrap the system and look for something to replace it.  The EU had previously suggested the system was unfair because businesses in the finance sector would be charged 10% tax while non […]

Finance Celebrates – Let’s Celebrate Finance

On September 12, 2011, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

THE 50th anniversary of the Island’s finance industry was celebrated on Friday evening 9th September 2011, with a Golden Gala at the Hotel de France.   Although the accent of the evening was firmly on celebration and enjoyment, the chief executive of Jersey Finance Ltd, Geoff Cook, reminded the 500 guests, many of them finance sector employees, that […]

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