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Policy & Finance Committee

To co-ordinate policy including leading the policy planning process, the allocation and management of resources, including the States' budget and facilitating cross-committee policy development.

  • Duties & Powers

    • 1. to formulate and make recommendations to the States on all policy matters.

    • 2. to be accountable for the financial management of the States.

    • 3. to operate within the policies, guidelines and resolutions of the States.

    • 4. to liaise and negotiate with the States of Guernsey on all matters relating to the provision of transferred services and finance.

    • 5. to liaise with the General Services Committee and the Building and Development Committee in relation to their budget and legislative requirements.

  • Responsibilities

    • A. Finance

    • 1. to present to the States the annual budget and audited accounts and, where necessary, report to the States thereon.

    • 2. to monitor the income and expenditure of the States, its Committees and Trust Funds and, where appropriate, to add comment and recommendation to all applications to the States for money, votes and/or submissions to the States where public income and expenditure is involved.

    • 3. to deal with all borrowings as authorised by the States, loans and the administration of all monies accruing to the States for specific purposes under the terms of various Trusts and Funds.

    • 4. to be responsible for recommending to the States, whether by Ordinance or otherwise, the fees, dues and charges levied by the States for the provision of any service required to be provided under legislation and to approve the rents payable for States' land and properties.

    • 5. to be responsible for recommending to the States the level of Occupier's Rates.

    • 6. to advise on the rents, premiums (if any) and duration of leases to be granted by the General Services Committee for all other States properties.

    • 7. to submit leases to the States for approval in accordance with the Budget Rules and Procedures.

    • B. Economy

    • 1. to initiate, pursue and report to the States upon matters relating to the economy of the Island, including immigration, population, social services (financial aspects only), the development of an economic plan, employment, industry and e-commerce.

    • 2. to deal with external authorities in fiscal and commercial matters. 

    • 3. to be responsible for public relations and the promotion of the Tourist Industry.

    • 4. to monitor the economic policy of the States and to report and make recommendations for such amendments as deemed necessary.

    • 5. to liaise with the Commerce and Employment Department on matters relating to economic planning.

    • C. Constitution and Legal Matters

    • 1. to be responsible for all matters affecting the Constitution and all legislation (other than legislation falling specifically within the responsibility of the General Services and the Building and Development Control Committee).

    • 2. to be responsible for all matters relating to International Conventions, Treaties, Agreements, EU Directives and extended legislation from the United Kingdom.

    • 3. to liaise as necessary with the Court of Alderney.

    • 4. to be responsible for and the leasing and use of all States-owned Forts.

    • 5. to be responsible for matters affecting:

      - Elections
      - Census
      - Import and Export Control
      - Gambling
      - Emergency Fuel Control (The Energy (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1978)
      - Dangerous Weapons
      - Civil Aviation
      - Youth Training and Adult Education / Youth Services and activitieses.
      - Telecommunications
      - Postal Services, Philately and Currency

    • 6. to be responsible for all matters relating to welfare.

    • 7. to be responsible for all matters not specifically falling within the mandate of the General Services Committee and the Building and Development Control Committee.
       

    • D. Staff & Offices

    • 1. to be the States Employment Board with responsibility for all matters relating to the employment of Established Staff and Public Service Employees (PSE's); and the management of office accommodation; to be the Civil Service Board referred to in the Terms and Conditions of Service for Civil Servants and the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Public Service Employees as agreed between the Board and Unite, the Union.

    • 2. in particular to be responsible for the appointment of staff and the preparation and review of the Terms and Conditions of Service of all salaried staff (subject to the relevant provisions of the Government of Alderney Law) and to liaise with the Association of Guernsey Civil Servants.

    • 3. to control establishment numbers.

    • 4. to be responsible for staff pensions.

    • 5. to liaise with Trades Unions on matters relating to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for Public Service Employees

  • Meetings

    • The Policy & Finance Committee meet every month, except in August. A calender is available via the downloads section on this page. 

  • Agendas and minutes

  • States Members individual delegation

    • Should you have any matters you wish to raise with the Chairman or bring to the attention of the Committee, contact us:

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  • Data Protection

    • For details regarding how the Committee processes personal data, please see the Data Protection page.

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