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Common Strategic Policy 2018 to 2022

Common Startegic Policy front cover illustration

Learn more about the Common Strategic Policy

The Common Strategic Policy sets out ministers high-level ambitions for Jersey and contains five strategic priorities where ministers will focus their efforts for the next four years.

You can read the policy in full or watch the video, available in English, Portuguese and Polish to learn more.

Common Strategic Policy

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Watch the video in Portuguese

Watch the video in Polish

Our 5 strategic priorities

We have 5 strategic policies in place. They are:

Put children first logo 1. Put children first

We will protect and support children, improve their educational outcomes and involve and engage children in decisions that affect their everyday lives.

Watch the 'Put children first' video on YouTube

Wellbeing logo2. Improve Islanders' wellbeing and mental and physical health

We will support Islanders to live healthier, active, longer lives, improve the quality of and access to mental health services, and put patients, families and carers at the heart of Jersey’s health and care system.

Watch the 'Improving Islander's wellbeing and mental health' video on YouTube

Money logo3. Create a sustainable, vibrant economy

We will deliver an economic framework to improve productivity, nurture and strengthen our financial services industry, enhance our international profile and promote our Island identity, deliver the best outcomes from Brexit, improve skills in the local workforce to reduce Jersey’s reliance on inward migration.

Watch the 'Creating a sustainable and vibrant economy' video on YouTube

House logo4. Reduce income inequality and improve the standard of living

We will improve the quality and affordability of housing, improve social inclusion, and remove barriers to and at work.

Watch the 'Reducing inequality and improving the standard of living' video on YouTube

Tree logo5. Protect and value our environment

We will embrace environmental innovation and ambition, protect the natural environment through conservation, protection, sustainable resource use and demand management, and improve the built environment, to retain the sense of place, culture and distinctive local identity.

Watch the 'Protect and value our environment' video on YouTube

Our 8 common themes

Our 8 common themes are to:

  1. enable Islanders to lead active lives and benefit from the arts, culture and heritage
  2. promote and protect Jersey’s interests, profile and reputation internationally
  3. work in partnership with Parishes, churches, faith groups, community groups, the third sector, volunteers, businesses, trade unions and key stakeholders
  4. explore and use the opportunities offered by digital
  5. make St Helier a more desirable place to live, work, do business and visit
  6. improve transport infrastructure and links
  7. prepare for more Islanders living longer
  8. nurture a diverse and inclusive society

Our 5 ongoing initiatives

Our 5 ongoing initiatives are:

  1. a States Assembly and Council of Ministers that work together for the common good
  2. a modern, innovative public sector that meets the needs of Islanders effectively and efficiently
  3. an electoral system which encourages voter turnout and meets international best practice
  4. a new, long-term strategic framework that extends beyond the term of a Council of Ministers
  5. a sustainable long-term fiscal framework and public finances that make better use of our public assets 

Watch our ministerial videos

Learn more about our Minister’s shared ambitions to make a difference to our Island over the next four years, leaving Jersey stronger, safer, healthier and more self-confident.

Watch a video from Senator John Le Fondre on YouTube

Watch a video from Senator Ian Gorst on YouTube

Watch a video from Senator Tracey Vallois on YouTube

Watch a video from Senator Lyndon Farnham on YouTube

Watch a video from Deputy Carolyn Labey on YouTube

Watch a video from Deputy Kevin Lewis on YouTube

Watch a video from Deputy Judy Martin on YouTube

Watch the first video from Senator Sam Mezec on YouTube

Watch the second video from Senator Sam Mezec on YouTube

Watch a video from Connétable Len Norman on YouTube

Watch a video from Deputy Susie Pinel on YouTube

Watch a video from Deputy Richard Renouf on YouTube

Watch a video from Deputy John Young on YouTube

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