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Breakdown of consultancy costs (FOI)

Breakdown of consultancy costs (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 20 March 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


It was recently published that £15.3m was spent by othe Government of Jersey on consultants in the latter half of 2021, and £15.1m in the first half of 2022. 


Please advise whether the £30.4m was spent just on consultants from outside the Island, or whether it includes money spent on local consultants?


If so, what is the off-Island and local split of the £30.4m?


A and B 

The P59 reports, linked below, include all consultancy and contingent labour spend for the period reported, both on and off Island. Within the report, the value of spend through local agencies (namely temporary workers through on-island agencies), is stated.

Please see the links below: 

Consultants: Reporting on their use by the Government of Jersey (P.59/2019) - July 2021 to June 2022.pdf (​

Consultants: Reporting on their use by the Government of Jersey (P.59/2019) – June 2022 to December 2022.pdf (​

The following report also provides analysis of on/off island suppliers: 

Annual Procurement Report- Top 100 Suppliers 2022.pdf (​

It is not possible to provide further data as the level of detail requested is not held in a reportable format. A Scheduled Public Authority is not required to create new datasets nor manipulate existing datasets in order to respond to Freedom of Information requests therefore Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies. 

​Furthermore, the time necessary to identify and extract the data requested from the records that are available would exceed the timescales prescribed in the Freedom of Information (Costs) (Jersey) Regulations 2014. Therefore, Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.

Articles applied 

Article 3 - Meaning of “information held by a public authority”

For the purposes of this Law, information is held by a public authority if –

(a)     it is held by the authority, otherwise than on behalf of another person; or

(b)     it is held by another person on behalf of the authority.

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. ​

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