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Government Plan

About the Government Plan

The Government Plan for Jersey forms an important part of our strategic framework for the Island, and brings to life the priorities set out in our Common Strategic Policy. The Government Plan aims to support the sustainable economic, social, environmental and cultural wellbeing of our Island, which will need to be delivered by a strong partnership between a modern government, responsible businesses and Islanders.

The Government Plan brings together income and expenditure decisions, to improve transparency of government finances, by providing the financial context for spend, as it links money to priorities to provide a holistic view of priorities, outcomes and finance. It also balances the certainty with flexibility by adopting a detailed one-year plan within a rolling four-year approach, ensuring absolute clarity about income and expenditure for the 12 months ahead, as part of a four-year financial outlook. Every year, there will be an updated Government Plan, looking in detail at the year ahead within a refreshed four-year financial and economic outlook.

Current Government Plan 2022 to 2025

The Government Plan 2022 to 2025 meets the commitments made in the Common Strategic Policy, which was developed by the Council of Ministers in 2018.

It brings together revised spending and investment plans to support the five strategic priorities, and addresses legacy issues like the new hospital, government headquarters, Fort Regent and IT infrastructure.

Government Plan 2022 to 2025

Annex Government Plan 2022 to 2025 

Priority areas

Responding to COVID-19

To tackle the broader harms caused by COVID-19, a new health and social recovery fund will support targeted and timely recovery projects, under the leadership of a Political Oversight Group who will champion health, social recovery and wellbeing activity across all Government departments.

Legacy challenges

This Plan establishes the basis for a strong financial legacy, built on prudence and careful management of public finances, and sets out clear principles for an ongoing financial strategy.

  • Taxation reform: moving from prior year to current year taxation results in £345 million of additional receipts over the next 20 years, which is more than the expected COVID-19 debt. This means any difference can reduce other debt or be added to reserves.
  • All pay negotiations for 2021 have been concluded and the historic pay differential has been all but eliminated.
  • Paying back pension debt more quickly will save £3.6 billion (£700 million in real terms)
  • This plan commits to further savings of £20 million in each of the years 2022, 2023 and 2024

Revitalising the economy

The Island's first Economic Framework will provide a common vision and strategic objectives for Jersey's future economy, and preparation will begin for the next generation of digital networks.

  • The Fiscal Stimulus Fund is providing £29.6 million of funding for projects run by a variety of trades and organisations.
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage will continue to receive 1% of spending
  • A Technology Fund will be created, funded by part of the dividend received from the recent sale of JT's Internet of Things arm.
  • Government will support the Island's preparation for the Moneyval assessment in 2023 and respond to the outcomes of OECD deliberations

Population growth and climate change

  • Carbon neutral roadmap to be debated by States Assembly
  • Improved migration controls will be implemented to support a new Common Population Policy
  • Andium, Ports of Jersey and SOJDC are scheduled to build more than 900 homes by 2023 (after providing 800 in the last two years)
  • Sites vacated as part of the Office Strategy will be released for other purposes, including housing
  • A new Government Headquarters is due to be completed by 2024, achieving annual savings of £7 million
  • A new affordable purchase scheme will be introduced in 2022 to help more islanders buy their own homes

Health and wellbeing

  • Community links forged during the pandemic will be developed to support the delivery of the disability strategy and to help develop a poverty strategy
  • Investment in children's dental health is planned
  • Work has been commissioned into the impact of social media on young people
  • Investment in the new model of community-focused Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is planned
  • On-Island in-patient care is being designed to support those experiencing both acute or long-term mental ill-health conditions
  • Work continues to implement the Jersey Care Model, with partnerships ensuring the right care is available to keep Islanders living independently in their own homes
  • A new blueprint for a sustainable transport system, an overhaul of the bus system, and a new network of cycling and walking routes
  • An extra £1 million per year has been allocated to Regeneration Projects supported by the Regeneration Steering Group, to improve the environment of St Helier

Investing in the future

  • Investment in IT continues
  • More funding is earmarked for Education and Home Affairs, as well as for sea defences, sewage works, Elizabeth Castle, Sea Cadets, skate parks and Fort Regent
  • New hospital will be funded by debt issuance, which will be financed through future gains on the Strategic Reserve

Previous Government Plans

Government Plan 2021 to 2024

Government Plan 2021 to 2024

Annex Government Plan 2021 to 2024

Departmental Operational Business Plans 2021

Government Plan 2020 to 2023

Government Plan 2020 to 2023

Government Plan 2020 to 2023: further information of additional revenue expenditure

Departmental Operational Business Plans 2020

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