Budget 2019

Scrutiny review - Corporate Services Panel

Launch date: 23/10/2018

Review status: Report in preparation

What is the review about?

​The Corporate Services Scrutiny Panel is reviewing the 2019 Draft Budget Statement (the “Budget”), published by Deputy Susie Pinel Minister for Treasury and Resources.

A full copy of the Budget can be found on the States Assembly website by clicking here. It is due to be debated by the States Assembly on 4 December 2018.

We are reviewing all of the proposals put forward by the Minister for Treasury and Resources in the Budget, including in relation to personal tax, stamp duty and alcohol, tobacco and fuel duties.

We want to hear your views

The draft Budget sets out the proposed changes to tax and duties for 2019, which will affect all Islanders in one way or another.

The Panel is keen to receive the views and opinions of stakeholders and members of the public on the Budget. Your comments can be on any aspect of the Budget, but you may wish to use the following questions to base your response around:

  1. What will be the impact of the below tax changes set out in the Budget have on you and/or your organisation?

    • Personal tax

    • Stamp duty

    • Business tax

    • Alcohol, Tobacco and Fuel taxes (Impôts duties)

    • Other tax proposals

  2. Are the proposed changes to the tax rates, bands and exemptions either about right, too high or too low?

  3. Has enough consultation been carried out in relation to the Budget proposals?

  4. Is there anything not included in the Budget which should have been, if so what?

  5. Are the financial forecasts in the Budget for the next 5 years reasonable?

  6. What will be the implications for Jersey’s economy as a result of the Budget proposals?

You can send in your submissions to the Panel either by  emailing  scrutiny@gov.je, by our contact form, or by letter to States Greffe: Scrutiny, Morier House, Halkett Place, St Helier, JE1 1DD.

All submissions should be received by 7 November 2018.

All written submissions will be uploaded to the States Assembly website. This does not suggest a panel’s endorsement or otherwise of the content. The views of a Scrutiny panel in respect of the evidence received are reflected in the panel’s final report.
In accordance with the Data Protection (Jersey) Law 2018, any evidence received under a confidential or private agreement will not be made public. Please contact us if you would like to make a confidential submission.

Terms of reference

  1. To consider the proposals of the Minister for Treasury and Resources in the Draft 2019 Budget Statement in respect of:

    • Personal Tax

    • Stamp duties

    • Business Tax

    • Impôts Duty

    • VED Proposals

    • Any other tax proposals as set out in the Draft Budget Statement 2019

  2. To consider the Capital Programme for 2019-2020, as presented in the Draft Budget Statement.

  3. To evaluate the proposed central growth allocation for 2019.

  4. To evaluate proposals in relation to the States Reserves and any transfers either to or from Reserves.

  5. To consider proposed legislative changes arising from the Draft Budget Statement.

  6. To consider the financial forecasts and economic implication of the Minister's proposals in the Draft 2019 Budget Statement, including the potential impact of Brexit on the economy.


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