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.
Government Plan 2020 to 23
In December 2019, the States Assembly debated and approved the first-ever Government Plan for Jersey. The plan brings to life the five strategic priorities that the States Assembly unanimously approved for this Government’s term of office.
It was developed by Ministers over months of meetings and workshops, and it is the first time for many years that both income and spending proposals have been brought together into one comprehensive, costed plan.
The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, has said the Government is committed to balancing the budget and to keeping taxes low and broad. The Plan proposes increased spending, but also £100 million worth of efficiencies over four years.
The Government plans to invest £349 million in capital projects over the next four years – to improve health services and mental health provision, update school facilities, develop a combined control room for the emergency services, find a solution for Fort Regent, continue work on the new hospital and improve cyber-security.
Proposed Government Plan 2020 to 2023
Government Plan 2020-2023: further information of additional revenue expenditure
Government Plan highlights
Government Plan spending and priority highlights
Government Plan funding and spending infographic
See also the Departmental Operational Business Plans 2020, which are aligned to the Government Plan 2020 to 23