In July, the Council of Ministers published the first-ever Government Plan for Jersey.
It was developed by Ministers over months of meetings and workshops, and it is the first time for many years that both income and spending proposals have been brought together into one comprehensive, costed plan.
The Chief Minister, Senator John Le Fondré, has said the Government is committed to balancing the budget and to keeping taxes low and broad. The Plan proposes increased spending, but also £100 million worth of efficiencies over four years.
The Government plans to invest £349 million in capital projects over the next four years – to improve health services and mental health provision, update school facilities, develop a combined control room for the emergency services, find a solution for Fort Regent, continue work on the new hospital and improve cyber-security.
Ministers would like to discuss their proposals with islanders. We have therefore arranged a series of public meetings at venues around the island. Each meeting will include a summary of the whole Plan, and then focus on one of the priorities agreed by the States Assembly:
· we will put children first
· we will improve Islanders’ wellbeing and mental and physical health
· we will create a sustainable, vibrant economy and skilled local workforce for the future
· we will reduce income inequality and improve the standard of living
· we will protect and value our environment
The Plan will be debated by the States Assembly in November.
When: Wednesday 25th September
Where: St Paul's Centre
Government priority: We will create a sustainable, vibrant economy and skilled local workforce for the future.
For more information please contact Cathy Keir, Head of Media, Government of Jersey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 440727.