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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 purchase cards (FOI)

Government of Jersey purchase cards (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 06 August 2019.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Can you tell me how much was spent on Government credit cards for the years, 2016, 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019?


Can you break down what items were purchased with the cards?


Can you tell me how many government credit cards are currently issued?


A and C

The requested information has been recently published in response to another Freedom of Information request and is accessible at the following link:

Purchase card transactions (FOI)


Purchase cards are used for an exceedingly wide range of items across the Government of Jersey. It would not be possible to provide a list of all items purchased on credit / purchase cards within the period detailed within the time frame allowed by the Freedom of Information regulations.

Articles applied

Article 16 A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive

(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.

Regulation 2 (1) of the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014 allows an authority to refuse a request for information where the estimated cost of dealing with the request would exceed the specified amount of the cost limit of £500. This is the estimated cost of one person spending 12.5 working hours in determining whether the department holds the information, locating, retrieving and extracting the information.

Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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