Number, cost and purpose of satellite offices (FOI)
Number, cost and purpose of satellite offices (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 14 January 2016.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Can you please confirm:
How many satellite offices do we (SOJ) have?
Where are these offices located?
What is the cost of each office?
Is this office space freehold or leasehold?
What is the full purpose of these offices?
What value (specifically) do the staff in these offices provide?
Government of Jersey London Office
Channel Islands Brussels Office (CIBO)
Association Bureau des Iles Anglo-Normandes (formerly Bureau de Jersey) (BIAN) Caen
The CIBO and BIAN offices represent both Jersey and Guernsey.
You can find a link to the accounts below which provides details of the grants for these offices.
Accounts link (page 155):
Download States of Jersey Accounts 2014 (size 1.1mb)
You can also read a previous FOI request in relation to the London Office:
Cost of the London office (FOI)
Cost of the London Office (FOI)
You can find below links to each of the offices:
Government of Jersey London office website
Association Bureau des Iles Anglo-Normandes (formerly Bureau de Jersey) BIAN website
Channel Islands Brussels Office (CIBO) website
It is not possible to attribute specific value to individuals in these offices but below is a summary of each of the three offices and within the links above, detail regarding individuals and their role within the satellite office are provided.
The Bureau des Îles Anglo Normandes opened on 1 June 2014 to promote the interests of the Channel Islands in France.
Located in Caen, its mission is to promote and facilitate political, economic, cultural, educational and operational links with the French government and its institutions at departmental, regional and national levels.
The Government of Jersey London Office, established in September 2013, is intended to support ministers and all government departments in their interactions with the UK government, parliamentarians, the diplomatic and business communities and wider UK society.
The office plays a lead role in ensuring that Jersey’s position is known and understood by decision makers and commentators throughout the UK, in defending the Island’s interests and in assisting colleagues to attract visitors and inward investment.
It is also intended to be a point of contact for the Jersey community in the UK.
CIBO was opened in 2011 to promote the interests of the Channel Islands in Europe, to represent the Governments and public authorities of the Channel Islands to the EU institutions, and to advise Guernsey and Jersey on EU policy issues.
We have also provided a link below to the Minister for External Relations ministerial report from September 2013 to January 2015 which you may find helpful.