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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Government of Jersey income and expenditure

Report on Government employment, revenue and expenditure​

Statistics Jersey have published the report: Government employment, revenue, and expenditure – international comparisons​.​

This report pulls together already published information from Statistics Jersey, Government of Jersey departments, and international organisations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU), to paint a picture of the Government of Jersey compared to our neighbours and international comparators. 

The report covers the size of Government of Jersey employment and how that has changed over time, both in absolute numbers and as a proportion of the total workforce (which is the relevant indicator for international comparisons). It also provides international comparisons of taxation (and other revenues); expenditure on the different functions of government; and the fiscal balance of income vs expenditure. 

​Income details and expenditure in 2021

In 2021 the Government of Jersey ended the year with a £110 million operating surplus. There was a projected operating deficit of £119 million for the year. 

At the end of the year, total income was £192 million over projections. Net expenditure was £37 million under budget.

Government of Jersey income and expenditure ​2021

Final approved budget 2021
​Actual 2021
Actual 2020
Income tax£559 million​£642 million£582 million
Goods and services tax (GST)£89 million
​£106 million£94 million
Impôts£68 million£80 million​£74 million
Stamp duty
£31 million£61 million£37 million
Other income£45 million​£95 million£52 million
Island-wide rates£13 million£14 million​£13 million
Total income£806 million£998 million​£852 million
Net revenue expenditure - £925 million- £888 million​- £919 million
Operating surplus / deficit - £119 million£110 million -£67 million
Departmental depreciation- £55 million- £42 million​- £47 million
Surplus / deficit of general revenue expenditure over income- £173 million£68 million​- £113 million

Source: Treasury and Exchequer, download data for earlier years

The income and expenditure of government trading operations are excluded as these are funded from their trading funds. In 2020, government trading operations had a net expenditure of £196,000. By contrast, in 2021 they had a net revenue of £2,303,000.

General funds income and expenditure (£ millions)

Source: Treasury and Exchequer, download the chart data

Expenditure details

Total Government net expenditure for the period 2019 to 2021

States funded bodies 2019 actual expenditure2020 actual expenditure​2021 actual expenditure
Ministerial departments
Office of the Chief Executive



​Financial Services and Digital
Grant to the Overseas Aid Commission
Chief Operating Office
Children, Young People, Education and Skills




Customer and Local Services£84,147,000£206,703,000​£91,784,000​
Infrastructure, Housing and Environment£64,084,000£62,991,000​£46,085,000​
Health and Community Services£206,909,000£239,728,000​£228,915,000​
Justice and Home Affairs



​States of Jersey Police Service
Treasury and Exchequer
Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance£9,520,000£12,307,000​£9,387,000​
Non-ministerial States funded bodies
Bailiff's Chambers£1,763,000£1,971,000​£2,002,000​
Law Officers' Department£8,295,000£7,707,000​£8,384,000​
Judicial Greffe£7,615,000£6,865,000​£6,367,000​
Viscount's Department


​Official Analyst£575,000​£542,000​
Office of the Lieutenant Governor£741,000£757,000​£777,000​
Probation Service£2,004,000£2,103,000​£2,276,000​
Comptroller and Auditor General
States Assembly and its services
​Covid-19 Response
​Debt Management
Net revenue expenditure £782,413,000 £918,570,000 £887,914,000
Capital expenditure £51,654,000 £69,639,000 £​42,418,000
Total States net expenditure £834,067,000 ​£988,209,000 £930,332,000

Source: Treasury and Exchequer, download data for earlier years

Where each pound of Government of Jersey money came from in  

Source: Treasury and Exchequer, download the chart data

In terms of Government of Jersey expenditure, of every £1 spent in 2021:

  • about 26p was on health (Health and Community Services)
  • 18p was on education (Children, Young People, Education and Skill)
  • around 12p was on Covid-19 response

Further information available in the budgets and accounts for the Government of Jersey.

Jersey currency

Jersey currency in circulation (£ millions)


Source: Treasury and Exchequer, download the chart data

Figures as at 31 December each year.

Overseas aid

In 2020,​ the official contribution of overseas aid from Jersey was £12.1 million, of which:

  • £6.7 million was grant aid for international development projects
  • £3.1 million was disaster and emergency aid
  • £1.9 million was given to local charities working abroad
  • £0.1 million was given to community work projects

The official aid contribution from Jersey in 2020 was 14% higher than in 2019, when it was £10.4 million.

Official aid contribution from Jersey in  


Source: Jersey Overseas Aid Commission, download the chart data

Further information on overseas aid is available in the Overseas Aid Commission annual reports.​

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