Tag "Treasury and resources"

Ministers let target spoil their vision

IT MAY be couched in political terms but there is a tangible sense of irritation in the chief minister and Treasury minister’s defence of all things FTP.

Pensions crisis is easily solved

I READ with great interest, and equally great relief, Peter Roffey’s excellent piece on the debacle commonly known as the States Superannuation Scheme. I was so pleased someone else could see the real problem.

Tax money should not be given away for free

I AM prompted to write this as I have just received a little brochure from the States regarding the personal tax, pensions and benefits review, which just reiterates the problems that are well known about the island’s finances and smells very st...

States, cut costs first

THE report released by the CGI, the Chamber of Commerce and Giba points to the problems with respect to introducing GST and notes that ‘there has been an increase in States pay between 2006 and now of £40m. – which would wipe out the deficit’.

Could we save with the States?

MANY congratulations to whosoever it is who is achieving a 7. 4% return on our States money. One assumes this is invested safely. This emphasises the importance of putting a stop to spending our reserves in order to make up revenue shortfall.

States moves towards a slimmer operation

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CUTS in the number of politicians and States committees could become a reality next term as politicians approved an initial report for government reform yesterday.

If it isn’t broke...

I’VE BEEN following very closely the various articles and correspondence in the Guernsey Press relating to the changes and proposals our politicians are putting forward concerning the constitution of the States of Deliberation and taxation.

Frossard House leaky roof needs repairs

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LEAKS in the roof of Sir Charles Frossard House have become so severe they have caused rainwater and tiles to fall onto desks, Treasury and Resources has said.

HSSD and Education set for £7.5m. overspend

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A COMBINED overspend of over £7.5m. is predicted from two of Guernsey’s biggest departments, Health and Social Services and Education, sparking calls for urgent action and review.

Home could yet be top of the class

WITH this Assembly half way through its political term, attention has inevitably turned to how well it is doing and whether it has yet earned the title of ‘worst States ever’. The answer is no. It hasn’t done enough yet for islanders to draw an informed conclusion.

Aurigny jet: lending options explored

A DECISION on whether taxpayer money will be used to fund the purchase of the new Aurigny jet will be made after it has explored all lending options, the airline’s chief financial officer has said.

Double debt for more spending

PROPOSALS from Treasury and Resources released today to fund capital spending to 2017 have the dubious distinction of seeking to put the island doubly in the red.

'Two-tier' economy warning

Deputy Dave Jones, left, and Treasury and Resources minister Gavin St Pier at the business trends survey seminar. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1323212)

A ‘TWO-TIER’ economy could be developing in Guernsey, the Treasury and Resources minister has warned.

Micro-managing FTP 'will clog up system'

Scrutiny of the States’ big savings initiative should be left to the Public Accounts Committee instead of bogging it down in detail, its champion has said.