Tag "Treasury and resources"

Do not hide behind Pfos legal advice

SORRY is the hardest word to say sometimes. While the chief minister was forced into a meek apology of sorts this weekend as the harsh light of the global media was on him, those at the heart of the Pfos case cannot yet get themselves past disappointment.

The bar is set high for environment

NO ONE is against biodiversity. Unlike climate change, even on the far fringes of scientific opinion there is nobody arguing that we need fewer species or less attention paid to the damage humans are doing to the world. So when Treasury and Resources says it cannot support spending £80,000 on a biodiversity strategy no one should accuse them of being anti-environment.

Money talks

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An independent panel has been given just a couple of months to decide on politicians’ pay, and with a new committee structure and fewer deputies in the next Assembly, there is much to consider. Peter Roffey wishes them well and muses on some of the issues the panel should take into consideration

Motor tax plans stalled

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TREASURY will not bring forward plans for an annual motor tax to help the Environment Department fund its beleaguered transport strategy.

Independent review of FTP ‘very sensible’

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RECOMMENDATIONS resulting from an independent review of the States big savings programme will be carried forward into the next phase of transformation, the Treasury minister has said.

Treasury up to their necks in education

ON THE eve of publication of a report that was originally meant to be about rebuilding La Mare, Treasury and Resources has set hares running that it will not be able to stop. In deciding to meet with the Grammar PTA last week it has created instability and left the public to wonder just who is in charge of the island’s education system.