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 […]

Hands off the Farm shops – JEP 27th August 2011

On August 30, 2011, in The Economy, by Lyndon-Farnham

BUREAUCRATS should not be interfering in how commercial entities are run, according to the author of an official review into the Island’s farm shops.  Bruce Willing is recommending that oversight for farm shops be transferred from the Environment department to Economic Development.  The former Army brigadier, who conducted the review free of charge on behalf […]