Stable, transparent and well-regulated: maintaining Jersey’s international reputation

A key policy objective of the Government of Jersey is to ensure that the Island’s interests are represented at an international level. By developing our relationships with UK, European and international bodies we reinforce the message that Jersey is a cooperative partner, a good neighbour and, as an international finance centre, a well-regulated jurisdiction complying … Read more Stable, transparent and well-regulated: maintaining Jersey’s international reputation

Control of Jersey’s borders

For centuries many Jersey people have left the Island to live elsewhere. Conversely, others from many countries have come to Jersey to work in different industries, or to seek refuge. Thousands of French Protestant Huguenots came here in the late 17th and early 18th centuries to escape persecution in France. Then Irish workers came, to … Read more Control of Jersey’s borders

Jersey is well prepared for the post-Brexit world

On the evening of 23rd June 2016 few retired to bed contemplating the political and financial turmoil that the dawn would bring. The polls and the financial markets confidently predicted a ˊRemainˋ vote and sterling rose accordingly. By the morning, when the result was clear, sterling and the markets had crashed. Within hours the Prime … Read more Jersey is well prepared for the post-Brexit world

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