Last week’s Government Plan contained a unique package of tax measures that we are rolling out from 2024. The package has two important aims:
To boost business productivity by promoting investment in Regulatory Technology, through a 150% super-deduction for RegTech spend.
To remove tax barriers that currently create uncertainty and cost for businesses with staff moving into and out of the Island.
The recent debate in the States Assembly on mandatory independent taxation generated an interesting discussion; real food for thought; and also created a good deal of confusion.
As we approach the debate on the Medium Term Financial Plan Addition I have been reflecting on its overall aims in light of feedback and questions over recent months, and in view of the independent assessment we have now had. It is fair to say that every aspect of the plan has been scrutinised and … Read more Maintaining stability in an uncertain world
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
In the past few weeks we have witnessed distressing scenes as thousands of people flee desperate situations in their homelands. More than 300,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year. Jersey has a long history of responding generously to humanitarian need and I believe it is right that we do what … Read more Playing our part