Jersey’s government has agreed a clear direction: to invest in the agreed priority areas of health, education and St Helier, while supporting the economy and keeping spending under control.
This plan aims to keep Jersey successful by planning prudently for the future. It invests in the health and social care we need as our society ages and it funds improvements in our education system so all island children can reach their potential. It keeps Jersey special by improving our town, preserving our unique natural environment, and investing in our essential infrastructure.
Jersey is a great place to live and work and has stronger public finances than most other places.
As we enter a period of uncertainty following the UK’s decision to leave the EU our economy is performing well. We have considerable reserves, minimal debt and assets of nearly £6 billion.
Jersey is in this position because we have consistently looked ahead and prepared for the future, and we want to keep it that way. This plan sets out how we can maintain this success for future generations by investment in our key public services.
We are prioritising health, education, St Helier, economic growth and essential infrastructure. In order to do this we are increasing productivity and efficiency, reducing costs, reprioritising our spending and introducing some user pays charges. These measures will help us provide the investment that’s needed, while balancing our books by 2019.
The funding for priority areas has been achieved by increasing productivity and efficiency, reducing costs, reprioritising our spending and introducing some user pays charges. These measures will help us provide the investment that’s needed, while balancing our books by 2019.Read More