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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 fixed term contracts (FOI)

Government of Jersey fixed term contracts (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 25 October 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


How many people that are working in the Jersey Government are on fixed term contracts in comparison to those that are on permanent contracts?


Can you provide a breakdown of these figures per year, over the last five years? 


Information is publicly available on in the Annual Report and Accounts.

Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

Average numbers of fixed term employees in comparison to the number of permanent employees are as follows:







States of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts 2017 ( 

2018 / 2019


R Government of Jersey Annual Report and Accounts 2019 ( 

2020 / 2021


R States of Jersey 2021 Annual Report and Accounts ( 


Full year figures are not yet available for 2022 to provide a full year comparative average.

To provide a response to your request to-date, it has been estimated that the cost of extracting the data would exceed the cost limit provisions set out in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014. Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law has been applied.

The relevant figures will be reported in the 2022 Annual Report and Accounts.

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. 

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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