Chief Minister's vision statement
Deputy Kristina Moore:
"Within the first 100 days, the next Council of Ministers must agree a Government Programme which will take the place of the Common Strategic Priorities. This will set out the key priorities of the Government and what we aim to do and how we will reach them. Moreover, each Minister will be asked to publish their plan for the coming year, setting out which policies and legislation they will seek to prioritise."
The Government Programme is the umbrella term for the Common Strategic Policy, the Ministerial Plans, and the Government Plan.
While the Government Programme is being agreed by the Council of Ministers, the public service will be focused on 18 actions that form The 100 Day Plan.
100 Day Actions
- 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
- Undertake a project to set out how islanders can better engage with government, what information is available and how we can improve
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Create a Cabinet Office to coordinate the work of government and strengthen collective decision making
- 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
- 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
- Establish a public service ombudsperson
- Introduce legislation and funding to ensure that school children have access to one meal a day in school
- Bring forward propositions to create prefabricated homes to help address the island housing crisis
- Create a People and Skills Commission which will monitor the population, availability of accommodation, skills gaps and employment opportunities
- Reorganise government departments to provide for direct accountability of ministers
- Introduce a proposition to deliver free sanitary products
- All Ministers will finalise their plans for the coming year and present their plan to the States Assembly
- Open constituency offices
- Put in place a plan to open a Cultural Centre, celebrating our cultural identities and bringing islanders together
The above priorities are for the first 100 days of Government. Long term priorities are being devised and will be communicated in October 2022.