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GST remains on food and fuel in Jersey

Post by GD on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 6:29 pm

Jersey's politicians have rejected a proposition to make food and fuel exempt from goods and services tax (GST).
The proposition was brought by Deputy Andrew Green but was rejected by 26 votes to 24 after a day of debate.
The States of Jersey has decided to increase GST to 5% from June 2011.
In his summing up, Deputy Andrew Green said GST was "regressive" and "morally wrong."
He said: "Even if you think we are making things complicated, and I don't think we are, compared to the intellectual property law, I think this is a relatively simple one.
"Even if you think we are making things complicated, do you support complexity versus simplicity or right over wrong?"'Little support'
Earlier Jersey's treasury minister withdrew an amendment calling for a rise in the GST to 6%.
Senator Philip Ozouf said: "I sense the mood of the assembly and am willing to withdraw - there is clearly little support.
"I wish no offence to any members in relation to the issues, the issues were always about the exemption issues."
On Wednesday members voted against freezing GST at the current 3% rate. (from BBC)


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Post by karma on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 9:03 pm

The way our budget went I think Jersey is going to be a case of deja vu for our next one :-(
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Post by boatyboy on Thu 09 Dec 2010, 11:59 pm

Jersey gives Guernsey an early Xmas present, several thousand more " careful with their money holiday makers ". These people will still spend and prefer to spend it in Guernsey, as Jersey has a type of VAT Guernsey has none.

So Guernsey must be better value in peoples minds, tell your tourist board to flaunt it. Simple really.

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