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Government of Jersey identity

​Government of Jersey identity

The Council of Ministers formally adopted Government of Jersey (‘Gouvèrnément d'Jèrri’ in Jèrrias) as the official identity for the government, both in the island and overseas.

This aligns the identity of the government with its legal status, clarify the differences in roles and responsibilities between the government and the States Assembly, and improves transparency in holding the different branches of the States of Jersey to account.

The adoption of the formal Government of Jersey identity means that we no longer use of ‘States of Jersey’ when referring to the executive and administrative departments.

Chief Minister explains the change in identity

 

Separating the executive and administrative departments from the Legislature

Prior to the States of Jersey Law 2005, the States of Jersey was the legal entity encompassing both the Legislature (the States Assembly) and the Executive (government and public administration).

This is because, under Committee-led government, the Assembly, government and administrative departments were all within the same legal body.

The 2005 reforms created Ministerial government, separating the Executive and administrative departments from the Legislature. But the ‘States of Jersey’ continued to be used as the identity for both the government and the States Assembly.

Details of responsibility for States of Jersey and Government of Jersey

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