Government Plan 2023 - 2026 Review - Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel

Scrutiny review - Economic and International Affairs Panel

Launch date: 26/10/2022

Review status: Report published

What is the review about?

​What is the review about?

The Government Plan seeks to bring together public income and spending against the context of the stated strategic priorities of Government. It is a rolling four-year plan but is brought back and updated each year to take account of changes in the Island's economic outlook.
The Government Plan 2023 -26 is scheduled for debate on 13th December 2022.

Details of the plan include:
  • Estimated income and expenditure of the Consolidated Fund
  • Amounts to be internally transferred between States Funds
  • Any other proposed financing
  • Major Projects and their proposed costs
  • Estimated income and expenditure from States trading operations to be paid into the States Trading Operations Fund
  • Amounts to be appropriated from the Consolidated and States Trading Operations Fund for the next financial year
  • Estimated amounts in States funds at the start and finish of each financial year
  • Borrowing and Debt Management Frameworks
Key Issues for the Panel:
  • What impact the budget measures and tax measures have on business costs
  • The targeting of resources to ensure productivity and service delivery within departments and allow for departmental and Ministerial objectives to be met
  • Whether revenue programmes and capital projects are likely to drive economic productivity
  • Whether resources and projects are deliverable within the specified timeframe
  • The best use of public funds and whether value for money is being achieved

Each Scrutiny Panel will explore revenue programmes and capital projects specific to its remit included in the Government Plan 2023.

Review progress

This review has now been completed. A digital report of the Scrutiny's findings can be found here.

Terms of reference

To review components of the Government Plan 2023-2026 Proposition which are relevant to the remit of the Economic and International Affairs Scrutiny Panel to investigate the following:
  • The impact on the cost of doing business in the Island of the budget measures proposed for 2023.
  • The impact of the proposed Administrative Tax Measures on the cost of doing business in the Island.
  • How the proposed additional revenue programmes and capital projects are within Departmental remits and align with the Common Strategic Policy and the aims and objectives of the Ministerial Plans, including:
    • Whether the Government Plan will achieve the aim of increasing productivity in real terms.
    • Whether Government is using the best performance indicators to measure economic growth and progress.
  • Whether the Government Plan proposals on departmental budgets, savings, staffing levels and spending of allocated funds will ensure productive service delivery that meets departmental and Ministerial objectives.
  • Whether the projects as proposed are deliverable with the resources and within the timeframes defined in the Government Plan.
  • Whether the resources allocated to projects ensure value for money, are best use of public funds and meet international obligations.



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