Parochial Ecclesiastical Rates Review Committee
The Parochial Ecclesiastical Rates Review Committee (PERRC) is a special States Committee, set up by Resolution of the States on 29 June 2005.
Its Mandate is:
"To investigate and report on the operation of the Loi Relative à La Taxation Paroissiale 1923, as amended, as to its church property aspects, with particular reference to the repair and maintenance of parochial church property, and alternative means of providing or securing the finance required to repair, maintain and support such property".
Under the 1923 Law, each parish in Guernsey pays for its parochial secular and ecclesiastical expenses through its compulsory parish rates. It is important to note that PERRC's mandate extends only to ecclesiastical expenses and not secular expenses. However, the 1923 Law does not differentiate between the two types of charges.
The Committee reported back to the States of Deliberation at its February 2012 meeting with its proposals. Please see the PERRC States Report and the subsequent Resolutions below:-
The consequent legislation is currently being prepared.
Following the 2012 General Election, the States' elected the Membership to be as follows:
Deputy J. A. B. Gollop
Deputy M. M. Lowe
Deputy D. de G. De Lisle
Deputy R. Conder
Deputy C. J. Green
Contact DetailsSir Charles Frossard House
St Peter Port
GY1 1FH Tel: +44 1481 717000
Fax: +44 1481 717299