About manpower returns
Every business / undertaking in Jersey must submit, by law, a manpower return twice a year.
The information gathered in the manpower return provides valuable data about the Jersey labour market which is used to inform government policy.
When to submit your manpower return
Manpower returns must be submitted by 31 January and 31 July each year, and must contain information about the status of your business / undertaking as at 31 December and 30 June.
If you’re a sole trader or self-employed, you still need to include yourself as an employee.
How to submit your manpower return
You can submit your manpower return either using the employer returns website, or using the online form.
Information you'll need to complete your manpower return
You’ll need to provide the following information for your business / undertaking when completing your manpower return:
business / undertaking reference
business / undertaking name
business / undertaking address
You will also need to provide the following information for each employee:
Social Security number (found on employee registration card)
first and last name (exactly as it appears on employee registration card)
residential status (registered, licensed or entitled)
contracted hours (full time, part time or zero hour basis)
contract type (permanent or non-permanent)
exempt status (yes or no)
date joined / date left (if the employee joined and / or left the business / undertaking during the month of the manpower return, either in June or December)
Using the employer returns website to submit a manpower return
You can complete and submit your ITIS returns, along with Social Security schedules and manpower returns, using the employer returns website.
Any information you enter is stored, available for reference and will pre-populate your next return.
You can also upload files for:
benefit in kind (BIK) returns
You can register and use the employer returns website.
Using the online form or uploading a spreadsheet to submit a manpower return
The information you submit on the form won’t be kept and you’ll have to re-enter it for your next return.
We will send email reminders to you from December and June which will have links to either the employer returns website or the online form so you can submit your manpower return.
You can find out more about residential statuses below.
Residential statuses and what they mean