Tell Us Once: part 2

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In Part 1 of this blog I explained the approach we are using to deliver the Tell Us Once (TUO) programme. In this second part I’ll review what we’ve delivered so far. Like the eGovernment programme itself, TUO is expanding both in terms of scope and team size. We aim to do more and at a faster pace and are continually learning from … Read more Tell Us Once: part 2

Towards a digital ID: part 2

A year of government

Posted on Categories Economy, Education, Health

As we reach the end of a busy year it’s the time to take stock. We have seen some eye catching headlines and a lot has been said about our strategic priorities and financial plan. But government has been getting on with things. You can now pay your social security contributions online, police officers are … Read more A year of government

Competition and innovation

Posted on Categories Economy, Finance

Since my last Ministerial update in September I’m pleased to report significant progress in all the areas of my political responsibilities. There has been continued growth in jobs and financial services, good progress on a digital strategy, we have welcomed the new Chief Executive Tony Moretta to Digital Jersey and published an Action Plan to … Read more Competition and innovation

Jersey on the international stage

Jersey has extensive political autonomy, and in many respects has the power to shape its own destiny, However the UK is responsible in law for the Island’s international relationships. We cannot join international organisations like the United Nations and the Council of Europe in our own right, nor can we make treaties or enter international agreements, … Read more Jersey on the international stage

Securing our borders

One thing I have learnt about being Home Affairs Minister is that events can overtake plans and you generally can’t predict what your next surprising phone call will be about. The certainty is that these are rarely happy events. After the terrible attack on Paris it was no surprise when the Chief of Police called … Read more Securing our borders

A year in the Treasury

Action on innovation

Education matters

Posted on Categories Education

Henry Ford famously said: “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” You could argue there is a parallel in education; a school that focuses on nothing but exam results is no kind of school at all. Teachers, parents and employers agree wholeheartedly on this point. The question is how we – … Read more Education matters

A Housing Strategy for Jersey

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In the last few weeks I have met with housing providers, landlords, and construction businesses, considered some very difficult housing applications, and supported my ministerial colleagues as, among other things, we have launched the budget. In all this, I always have one thing at the front of my mind – everyone deserves a good quality … Read more A Housing Strategy for Jersey