Address the cost of living crisis by proposing a mini budget that brings forward a suite of measures to deliver targeted support to islanders ahead of Winter.
£56.5 million mini budget proposals unveiled
This mini budget proposals have been passed. This package will put almost £15 million back into Islanders’ pockets this year and almost £42 million in 2023.
Mini budget proposals Passed
|Undertake a project to set out how islanders can better engage with government, what information is available and how we can improve.|
The Policy Inclusion Framework has now been published. An Engagement and Information Review will be published in November, with further findings and recommendations published in early 2023.
Proposals for the Jersey Policy Inclusion Framework report
|As set out in the Children's Commissioner's many fine proposals, include the need to involve young people in policy formulation and decision making. The Children's Minister will bring forward proposals on that basis||Following a series of workshops, we have now launched our participation standards for young people to be more involved in government policy and decision making.|
Participation Standards for children and young people
|On the same point we need to ensure that older people are being listened to and heard. We will establish the Older Persons Living Forum with the Chief Minister to hear first-hand the issues facing pensioners and older people across our island|
launched the Older Persons Living Forum, which will meet every quarter from November.
|Hasten our progress towards a living wage for all, by lifting the minimum wage to £10 per hour. We need to recognise that the island must remain competitive in international markets, for example agriculture|
The minimum wage was raised to £10.50 per hour.
Increase in the minimum wage
|Support small businesses facing outstanding repayment requests under the Cofunded payroll scheme. An appeal process must be introduced. The majority of these cases are genuine and should be treated with sensitivity|
The Co-Funded Payroll Scheme Appeals process has now been launched.
Co-Funded Payroll Scheme Appeals Process
Create a Cabinet Office to coordinate the work of government and strengthen collective decision making
A cabinet office has been created and further announcements on this are due to be published.
Government reaches halfway point of 100 Day Actions
|Introduce limits on the number of houses that can be built over 3000sq ft for a period of time in order to focus on tackling the housing crisis. |
Planning guidance has now been published for consultation, which if adopted would restrict the development of new large homes in Jersey.
Consultation on density of homes in the built up area
Consultation on homes in the countryside
|Appoint an assistant minister tasked with conducting an evidence-based review to respond within 100 days and advise the Assembly whether changes can be made to the hospital project to deliver a more affordable and appropriate alternative. This review will take place in no more than 100 days and will report back to the States Assembly by 20 October 2022.|
The Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Tom Binet, has been appointed to lead the review and the findings will be available to the public on 1 November.
Our Hospital Review Panel report timeline
Establish a public service ombudsperson
Recruitment expected to begin shortly.
Jersey Public Services Ombudsperson: Law drafting instructions
Introduce legislation and funding to ensure that school children have access to one meal a day in school
We have secured funding for £1.6m for healthier school meals and will now begin consulting with suppliers and contractors.
£1.6 million ringfenced for healthier school meals
|Bring forward propositions to create prefabricated homes to help address the island housing crisis|
We have published a report on the role Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) can play in Jersey and have written to the developers of St Saviour's Hospital and South Hill sites to maximise the effective use of MMC in their developments.
Modern Methods of Construction report
|Create a People and Skills Commission which will monitor the population, availability of accommodation, skills gaps and employment opportunities|
Completed and the new Population and Skills Ministerial Group (originally stated as a People and Skills Commission) have met to discuss a schedule of works.
Population and Skills Ministerial Group launched to tackle labour shortages
Reorganise government departments to provide for direct accountability of ministers
We have appointed Ministers, Assistant Chief Ministers and Assistant Ministers to new roles within Government and will soon publish a report detailing the responsibilities of each Minister in the Council of Ministers, in accordance with Article 30A of the States of Jersey Law 2005.
|Introduce a proposition to deliver free sanitary products|
Completed and free period products are now available for Islanders.
Access to free period products
All Ministers will finalise their plans for the coming year and present their plan to the States Assembly
Completed and all Ministers have presented their proposed Ministerial Priorities, which form part of the Government Programme 2023 to 2026, to include the proposed Government Plan and Common Strategic Policy.
Open constituency offices
We have progressed the opening of constituency offices and surgery meetings, working with the States Greffe to add dates and locations throughout the year.
Put in place a plan to open a Cultural Centre, celebrating our cultural identities and bringing islanders together.
International Culture Centre Steering Group
We have now announced details of the International Culture Centre Steering Group