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Personal Tax, Pensions and Benefits Review: Public Consultation

Monday 08 April 2013

The Treasury & Resources and Social Security Departments have launched a joint consultation on personal tax, pensions and benefits in Guernsey. This public consultation is part of a two year review of the way that the States collect tax from, and pay benefits to, the people of Guernsey.

The objective of the review is to ensure the long term sustainability of public finances and services, and to ensure that the systems of taxation and benefits are fair, efficient and simple, rewarding hard work and providing support to those who need it.

The role of the public consultation is to:

  • encourage informed public discussion about the options available for revising the personal tax and welfare systems;
  • communicate and explain the workings of the current systems;
  • outline examples of how the systems could be revised to meet the objectives of the review;
  • gauge public opinion on the maximum amount the States should spend on public services, pensions, and welfare;
  • gauge public opinion on the appropriate limit on the amount of money that should be taken out of the local economy to fund this expenditure; and
  • gauge public opinion on the maximum amount of this which should be generated by personal taxes

This consultation is now closed.

A copy of the consultation report, summarising the responses received can be downloaded below.

For more information please email

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