My ministerial responsibilities run across both Social Security and financial services. Although I have had contact with many individual businesses across all sectors over the last year, it is great to have this opportunity to set out some of my key priorities for next year as well as updating you on some existing projects that I know will be of interest to you.
I have observed elections from the outside in the past and having worked for over a decade within the civil service, and more recently within the charitable sector, I have often noticed that this initial burst of energy tends to fade away rapidly as elected politicians revert to type and fall out of listening mode.
The Government’s micro-grant scheme, Connect Me: Connecting our Communities supports projects across the island who are looking to establish or expand to improve the mental or physical health of Islanders.
Following last week’s launch of the mini budget we have seen lots of questions from the public and wanted to show we are listening to them. The mini budget is part of the Council of Ministers’100 Day Plan. Deputy Steve Ahier, Assistant Treasury Minister answered some of those questions. When will this all happen then? … Read more Mini budget question and answers with Deputy Steve Ahier
Priorities As Minister for Social Security my priorities are to ensure that the department can meet the needs of an ever changing population, to stress that work pays and to introduce policies that promote fairness and financial independence. Sustainability As with every department we are trying to do more with less. An aging population and … Read more Social Security Minister on doing more with less