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Costs associated with transfer of functions (FOI)

Costs associated with transfer of functions (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 10 December 2015.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


The draft States of Jersey (Transfer of Functions No. 8) (Miscellaneous Transfers) (Jersey) Regulations 201 proposes that the following Ministries will change responsibilities and names:

1 Economic Development becomes Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture

2 Education, Sport and Culture becomes Education;

3 Planning and Environment becomes Environment

4 Transport and Technical Services becomes Infrastructure.

Please can I have details of what associated changes in naming will be required such as letterheads, business cards, logo, website, emails, staff badges, vehicles, signage, and also the cost involved in these changes of names for each of these four Ministries detailed separately.


Departments were aware of the intended changes and have been preparing accordingly, and as a general principle it is intended that consumables such as business cards will be rebranded as existing stocks require replenishment, equipment, signage, staff badges etc will be replaced at the end of their serviceable life.

Further Request

Please can you tell me what precisely constitutes the “end of serviceable” life for (1) signage (departmental notice boards on sites, signage on vehicles etc) and (2) staff badges, as these are commonly durable, or will these be replaced virtually from day one? and what the estimated costs will be for that?

Further Response

For further clarification, this work will be undertaken as business as usual and funding for this work is already integral to existing revenue budgets. There is no exceptional expenditure budgeted beyond business as usual or information held relating to this.

With regards to the specific information requested, the department can only generalise as follows.

Metal signs, depending on their exposure to sunlight, typically require replacing every seven years. It is as part of this work any branding will be updated.

Vehicle signage is likely to be updated as vehicles are serviced over the next year. The estimated cost of vehicle stickers would be in the region of £1,000. The cost of this will be absorbed into normal revenue budgets and would not be considered exceptional expenditure.

For plastic badges, no information is held as to their service life, but a reasonable assumption might be up to three years. With regards to embroidered badging on branded clothing, it is anticipated that as uniform stocks are consumed as part of normal wear and tear the branding will be revisited and renewed.

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