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Fiscal Policy Panel

The Fiscal Policy Panel (FPP) was established to provide Jersey's Treasury and Resources Minister and States members with independent economic advice on matters relating to tax and spending policy, and the use of the Stabilisation Fund.

Panel biographies

The four members of the Fiscal Policy Panel are:

  • Joly Dixon CMG (Chairman)
  • Christopher Allsopp CBE
  • Tera Allas
  • Kate Barker CBE 

Mr Joly Dixon CMG​

Mr Joly Dixon CMG chairs Jersey's Fiscal Policy Panel. He worked for nearly 30 years at the European Commission, holding a variety of senior posts. He was Director for International Economic Affairs in the Department for Economic and Financial Affairs from 1992 to 2003. Prior to this he was in the private office of former Commission President Jacques Delors, advising the president on economic and monetary affairs.Mr Joly Dixon CMG has chaired Jersey's Fiscal Policy Panel since its inception in 2007. He is also a member of the European Commission’s task force for Greece which was set up in 2010 by the Greek Prime Minister and the Commission’s President to provide technical assistance to Greece for the implementation of its economic adjustment programme. Between 2008 and 2010 he was a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property Policy. He was Senior Adviser to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development between 2007-2010 and a member of the UK Statistics Commission 2006–2010. Previously, he worked for nearly 30 years at the European Commission, holding a variety of senior economic posts. 
 

Mr Christopher Allsopp CBE​

Mr Christopher Allsopp CBE has been a member of the Fiscal Policy Panel since its inception in 2007. He is President of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where he was Director in 2006-2013.  He is a fellow of New College, Oxford and a reader in Economic Policy at the University of Oxford. He is the editor of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy and a director of Oxford Economic Forecasting. In 2003/04 he conducted the Allsopp Review of Statistics for Economic Policymaking for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. He is a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee (2000 to 2003) and of the Court of Directors of the Bank of England (1997 to 2000). He has also undertaken a wide range of economic advisory roles for a number of organisations including the OECD, HM Treasury, the Bank of England and the World Bank.
 

Ms Tera Allas​

Ms Tera Allas was until recently Director General, Strategic Advice, at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and a member of the Top 200 group in the UK Senior Civil Service. From 2011 to July 2013, she was Director General, Strategy, Analysis and Better Regulation at BIS and Deputy Head of the Government Economic Service. She is a member of the BIS Secretary of State’s Panel for Monitoring the Economy.  From 2009 to 2011, she was Chief Economist and Director of Transport Analysis and Economics at the Department for Transport, and between 2004 and 2009 she was Chief Energy Economist, Director of Energy Market Economics and Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department for Trade and Industry. From 1992 to 2004 she worked in a number of senior roles at McKinsey & Company, Inc

Ms Kate Barker CBE​

Ms Kate Barker CBE currently undertakes a number of senior advisory and non-executive roles. She has been part-time Senior Adviser to Credit Suisse since October 2010 and Non-Executive Director of Electra Private Equity plc since November 2010, Yorkshire Building Society since November 2010 and Taylor Wimpey plc since April 2011. She is leading a Quality Review of the National Accounts Office for National Statistics (report due spring 2014) and chairing a commission on Health and Social Care for the King’s Fund (report due autumn 2014). In addition, she is non-executive member of the UK Office for Budget Responsibility and Chair of the Northern Ireland Economic Advisory Group. She was Member, Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), Bank of England (2001-10). She led two major policy reviews reporting to the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Barker Review of UK Housing Supply (2003-04), Barker Review of Land-Use Planning (2005-6). From 1994-2001 she was Chief Economic Advisor, CBI and between 1996-97 a Member of Chancellor Clarke’s Panel of Economic Advisers. Between 1985-94 she was Chief European Economist, Ford of Europe. 

Fiscal Policy Panel reports

Download Fiscal Policy Panel annual report 2013 (size 1mb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel annual report 2012 (size 893kb)
Download letter from Fiscal Policy Panel to the Treasury Minister May 2012 (size 120kb)
Download letter from the Treasury Minister to Fiscal Policy Panel April 2012 (size 104kb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel annual report update October 2011 (size 271kb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel annual report 2011 (size 712kb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel annual report 2010 (size 1.42mb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel interim report September 2010 (size 278kb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel annual report update November 2009 (size 915kb) 
Download Fiscal Policy Panel annual report May 2009 (size 1.4mb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel letter to the Treasury Minister March 2009 (size 64kb)
Download letter from the Treasury Minister to Fiscal Policy Panel March 2009 (size 516kb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel update November 2008 (size 828kb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel annual report 2008 (size 944kb)
Download Fiscal Policy Panel preliminary report April 2008 (size 34kb)



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