Economy: What has been done for you?

During the first year of Government, there has been an enormous amount of work undertaken to support Jersey’s economy across every sector.

This list shows some of things that have happened so far:

For all sectors

  • Export Strategy published (with the aim of helping all businesses to expand markets)
  • Development of trade links with France
  • Put economy and skills at the heart of the Common Population Policy, designed to help people acquire the right skills throughout their lives
  • Start of consumer loan protection, which will cover small business loans, and set minimum standards for all lenders
  • Unmarried partners now have the same working rights as people who are married or in civil partnerships, making it easier to employ them
  • Competition made easier through changes to framework
  • Work to identify barriers to business so that red tape can be cut
  • Productivity Support Scheme opened for 2023


  • Jersey Opera House refurbishment well underway
  • Creative Island Partnership has enabled the sector to work with Government towards goals of the Arts Strategy
  • Performing Arts Ecosystem Analysis published, showing the future of venues in Jersey
  • In partnership with other agencies, the Public Voice / Common Ground consultation is seeking a better understanding of Jersey’s public spaces, and has led to pop-up sites in St Helier
  • Corn Riots Festival held in Sept 2022 and made an annual event
  • Lunar New Year is the first of series of events


  • A comprehensive Digital Economy Strategy to maximise the benefits of digitalisation is being developed
  • Impact Jersey launched to provide seed funding for technological innovations
  • Consultation on the island’s first cyber defence legislation
  • Ongoing consultation on Government’s proposals to put in place a Telecoms Security Framework for Jersey

Financial Services

  • Established the Sustainable Finance Ambassador Group to champion Jersey’s green and sustainable commitments
  • Jersey Finance focus on Far East, with increased presence in Singapore
  • Creation of Financial Intelligence Unit, enabling better response to SAR reports
  • National strategy for combatting financial crime published and its findings enacted


  • Work started on legislation to make Jersey’s inshore territorial waters safer
  • A £300,000 scheme set up to support fishing and associated industries


  • Rural support scheme being accessed by industry
  • Emergency financial support given to dairy sector
  • Work permit reforms brought in for overseas workers


  • Infrastructure improved, with skatepark opened, FB Fields reinvigorated, and Springfield expanded
  • Jersey’s government sporting organisations reviewed in anticipation of improving their effectiveness
  • UK anti-doping standards have become Jersey’s, with training, with greater engagement and support for sector
  • Performance sport strategy being developed with athletes and athlete support personnel
  • Play policy being developed in partnership with a range of stakeholders


  • The second cohort of Antiguan and Barbudan staff registered to work in Jersey as part of inter-island exchange programme
  • Work permit reforms brought in for overseas workers
  • Tourism strategy being developed in partnership with industry
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