More information needed on tax changes

26th February 2019

​The States met this morning (Tuesday 26th February 2019) to debate changes to Jersey's tax system and agreed to refer the matter back to the Minister for more information.

The States agreed by 21 votes to 19 that the Minister for Treasury and Resources, Deputy Susie Pinel, should provide the States with more information about the legislation before the debate on the proposed Draft Revenue Administration (Jersey) Law 201- (P.122/2018) could continue. As a result, the matter will come back to the States at a later date.

This afternoon, the States agreed that the Public Elections (Expenditure and Donations) (Jersey) Law 2014 (P.6/2019) should require election candidates to publish their expenses on a public website. The change was proposed by Deputy John Young who successfully argued that candidates' election expenses should be declared on the States Assembly website and be subject to public scrutiny.

The States also agreed to ask the Privileges and Procedures Committee to review the Public Elections (Expenditure and Donations) (Jersey) Law 2014 to introduce a process for confirming and validating election expenditure declarations, reminding candidates of the deadline for submitting their expenses declarations, and for ensuring that all candidates submit expenses declarations, even if they are elected unopposed  (P.7/2019 and P.7/2019Amd.).

Read the decisions made by the States on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

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