Tag "States"


Disc parking charge ‘is a stealth tax’

FUMING motorists have condemned the States latest ‘stealth tax’ resulting from the beleaguered transport strategy, dubbing annual parking clock charges ‘another nail in the Guernsey coffin’.

Co-op keen to explore opening GP service

CO-OP bosses would be ‘keen to explore’ opening a GP practice in Guernsey, but said more research was needed into the existing barriers of the market before it could commit.

GST refuses to go away quietly

LIKE a spectre at the feast, GST dominates all aspects of the personal tax review, despite being supposedly killed off before its publication.

Our sporting challenge

THOSE in the audience at the recent Sporting Achievement Awards could not fail to escape the other message being driven home across the line.

‘We have compromised’

YOUR comment of 9 January (‘Compromise is better than conflict’), referring to the public sector pension reform negotiations, distorted the picture in a number of respects – not least in suggesting that the Policy Council had opted for conflict rather than compromise or negotiation. That is simply not true.

Crossing the boundaries of bureaucracy

A WEEK ago, this column looked at the huge decisions facing the States over the coming year. From pensions and population to taxes and waste, deputies and civil servants have their work cut out.

Unions 'overwhelmingly' vote against pension deal

Unite the Union regional officer Bob Lanning leaving last night’s meeting. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 6826315)

UNIONS representing States workers said last night that members had been 'overwhelmingly' against the States' proposed new pension scheme, but would not say which way the vote had gone until they have relayed the result to government officials thi...

Proposed tax is wrong

SHAME on our States members and their civil masters, if that is what they are. I believe this whole business of air pollution is a cover-up for a hidden agenda to increase taxation.