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Transition Report: 2019:

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A decision made on 14 December 2018

Decision Reference:  MD-TR-2018-0148

Decision Summary Title:

Presentation of 2019 Transition Report to States Assembly and Approval of Associated Budget Transfers

Date of Decision Summary:

14th December 2018

Decision Summary Author:

Head of Decision Support

Decision Summary:

Public or Exempt?


Type of Report:

Oral or Written?


Person Giving

Oral Report:


Written Report


Presentation of 2019 Transition Report to States Assembly and Approval of Associated Budget Transfers

Date of Written Report:

14th December 2018

Written Report Author:

Head of Decision Support

Written Report :

Public or Exempt?



Presentation of the 2019 Transition Report to the States Assembly and approval for all associated budget transfers.


The Minister approved the 2019 Transition Report and all associated budget transfers required to effect it, and requested that the report be presented to the States Assembly.

Reason(s) for Decision:

Article 18(1)(c) of the Public Finances (Jersey) Law 2005 states that all or any part of the amount appropriated by a head of expenditure may, with the approval of the Minister for Treasury and Resources, be used for the purposes of another head of expenditure.


Article 18(1B) of the Public Finances (Jersey) Law 2005 states that the Minister shall, after consulting the Chief Minister and PAO, give the States Assembly at least 2 weeks’ notice before an amount is transferred under paragraph (1)(c).

Article 18(1C) of the Public Finances (Jersey) Law 2005 states that before giving notice under paragraph (1B), the Minister shall, in relation to any States funded body, consult the Minister responsible for that body.


The Council of Ministers were consulted during their meeting of 12th December 2018.

Resource Implications:

This decision does not change the total amount of expenditure approved by the States for 2019 in the Medium Term Financial Plan Addition.

Action required:

The Head of Decision Support to notify the Director of Financial Planning and Performance once the decision has been approved. Head of Decision Support to request the Greffier of the States to arrange for the attached 2019 Transition Report to be presented to the States at the earliest opportunity.


In accordance with Article 18 (1B) the Greffier of the States is requested to arrange for the attached report to be presented to the States at least 2 weeks before the transfer is concluded. After the expiry of 2 weeks following presentation to the States the transfer may be concluded.







Deputy Susie Pinel

Minister for Treasury and Resources


Date Signed:

Date of Decision:


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