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Income Support Policy Guidelines (Version 4.5)

A formal published “Ministerial Decision” is required as a record of the decision of a Minister (or an Assistant Minister where they have delegated authority) as they exercise their responsibilities and powers.

Ministers are elected by the States Assembly and have legal responsibilities and powers as “corporation sole” under the States of Jersey Law 2005 by virtue of their office and in their areas of responsibility, including entering into agreements, and under any legislation conferring on them powers.

An accurate record of “Ministerial Decisions” is vital to effective governance, including:

  • demonstrating that good governance, and clear lines of accountability and authority, are in place around decisions-making – including the reasons and basis on which a decision is made, and the action required to implement a decision

  • providing a record of decisions and actions that will be available for examination by States Members, and Panels and Committees of the States Assembly; the public, organisations, and the media; and as a historical record and point of reference for the conduct of public affairs

Ministers are individually accountable to the States Assembly, including for the actions of the departments and agencies which discharge their responsibilities.

The Freedom of Information Law (Jersey) Law 2011 is used as a guide when determining what information is be published. While there is a presumption toward publication to support of transparency and accountability, detailed information may not be published if, for example, it would constitute a breach of data protection, or disclosure would prejudice commercial interest.

A decision made on 1 December 2017:

Decision Reference:  MD-S-2017-0078

Decision Summary Title :

Public Policy document of Income Support October 2017

Date of Decision Summary:

27 November 2017

Decision Summary Author:


Policy Principal

Decision Summary:

Public or Exempt?

(State clauses from Code of Practice booklet)


Type of Report:

Oral or Written?


Person Giving

Oral Report:


Written Report

Title :

Public Policy document of Income Support October 2017

Date of Written Report:

27 November 2017

Written Report Author:

Policy Principal

Written Report :

Public or Exempt?

(State clauses from Code of Practice booklet)


Subject:  Income Support Policy Guidelines

Decision(s):  The Minister approved and issued the Income Support Policy Guidelines, Version 4.5

Reason(s) for Decision:  The Minister approved the “Income Support Policy Guidelines October 2017” to aid the administration of the Income Support Scheme.  The Minister has publicly issued these guidelines to provide a transparent guide to Income Support.


This document is a revision of the original guideline and it will continue to be revised and reissued on a regular basis.


Resource Implications:  There are no financial or manpower implications


Action required:  Policy Principal to place the guidelines on the website




Position: Minister


Date Signed:


Date of Decision (If different from Date Signed):


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