Introduce a tax on open market housing to help balance budget
GUERNSEY has been my home for nearly 14 years and it has been a privilege to become part of the local community here which is close-knit, friendly and welcoming. There is however no doubt that Guernsey faces a fiscal deficit that must be solved as soon as possible. The population needs to get value for the money spent on public services but I do not believe we should be considering cutting services which are essential for the poorest in our society. While we should focus on efficiency gains we do need to accept that tax increases are inevitable. The question being, where to raise more tax income?