Guernsey politicians to debate financial transformation

Deputy Peter Harwood Deputy Harwood said there was a desire for debate on the programme

Related Stories

Guernsey's States members will debate the island's Financial Transformation Programme in January.

Chief Minister Peter Harwood announced the move, admitting "uncertainty about the ownership, focus and operation of the FTP and its future."

The announcement followed calls last week by several deputies to widen debate on the savings programme.

The States committed to identifying £31m of annual savings from its overall budget by the end of 2014.

Deputy Harwood said: "There is a pressing desire for greater political engagement."

In a letter to all States members earlier, he explained that January would represent the first opportunity for the States to debate the programme formally.

He said the Policy Council hoped to "achieve fresh commitment from the new assembly" which was elected in May.

Deputy Harwood stressed that despite the plan for further political debate, the momentum of the programme should not be allowed to slow.

"Departments are discouraged from seeking to defer key decisions until after the January debate," he said.

Details were also provided to States members about the money being diverted to consultants Capita, as payment for their work on identifying savings.

Deputy Harwood said: "If savings made exceed £31m within the programme period, Capita is entitled to 5% of one full year's savings."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey


Guernsey Airport

Min. Night 3 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Three santa hatsChristmas again

    The town where it's celebrated three times a year

  • Anastasia Romanovna KrandievskayaShips in the night

    The Russian beauty who rebuffed a British writer as chaos loomed

  • The house where Hitler was bornHouse of Hitler

    Vacant birthplace of Nazi leader gives Austria a headache

  • Uber app and Taxi rankUber wars

    Battles over cheap taxis and other big ideas from 2014

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Relax in a hammockTime to retire?

    With enough dedication, you could say goodbye to your full-time job years sooner than you think


  • Stephen Sackur with Status Quo's Francis RossiHARDtalk Watch

    Watch extracts of some of Stephen Sackur's best interviews from 2014

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.