04 October 2022
The Government of Jersey is today lodging and launching the proposed Government Plan 2023 to 2026 and Common Strategic Policy 2023 to 2026.
The proposed Government Plan, which will be debated in December and includes a
period of feedback and engagement with Islanders, aims to:
- Protect our future by addressing the housing crisis, the population and skills
challenges, and the climate emergency
- Put the needs of Islanders first and support hard-working individuals and
- Support a strong economy and help ease the pressure on family budgets in
these exceptional times.
To do this, the proposed Government Plan aims to invest an additional £61 million in
our key public services during 2023. This includes investment in areas such as
healthcare and mental health services, children and education, skills training, and
- £20.4 in additional health funding including off island medical care, end of life
care, community services and improving health care.
- £16.5 in additional funding for CYPES including education reform and inclusion
review, children’s social care reform, demographic and needs assessment, and
social worker recruitment and retention.
- Further funding will be allocated for Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, Police
resourcing, victim support and domestic abuse law.
It will also support improvements to public infrastructure through £141million of
capital investment in 2023 and gives further assistance with the cost-of-living crisis.
Further funding will be allocated for rural initiatives, Jersey Business, and supporting
comprehensive international tax measures.
In addition, the Council of Ministers has agreed seven priorities for change as part of
the proposed Common Strategic Policy 2023 to 2026, with the shared ambition for
Jersey to be a place where everyone can thrive.
These seven interlinked priorities have regard to Jersey as a place to live, a place of
work, a place to grow old with dignity, and a place to take pride in and protect. The
seven priorities are:
- Housing and Cost of Living
- Economy and Skills
- Children and Families
- Ageing Population
- Health and Wellbeing
To deliver real benefit for Islanders, each decision on the priorities will be made with
regard to the impact it has on Islanders in three ways: on affordability, on wider
quality of life, and on the long-term sustainability of the economy and environment.
Ministerial Plans, which are due to be presented and launched on 11 October, provide
further detail as to how the Government aims to achieve its priorities.
Treasury & Resources Minister, Deputy Ian Gorst, said: “The proposed Government
Plan has been created with three key ideals: protecting our future, putting the needs
of Islanders first, and supporting a strong economy.
“The Government must shape its policies to support a strong economy, ease the
pressure on family budgets and ensure our success can be shared across the
“With sustainable and affordable finances, we know this Government can be ready to
respond to any challenges and plan for a prosperous future.”