Author Topic: Non - independent States statistics department.  (Read 1391 times)

Online boatyboy

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Non - independent States statistics department.
« on: December 09, 2011, 08:22:52 PM »

Why was such expense incurred for a census, when you have three departments handling- schools - children, social security - workers contributions, pensions and benefits and the tax department - working and non working wealthy retired. The lists for Mr Kirch’s Xmas bonus for the retired offers even more information for pensioners not fitting or known by social security  profiles.

If they are carrying out proper accounting, these departments computers can churn out maybe not all the figures put forward by the census but certainly major accurate figures regarding employed and other relative economic figures.

Is the statistics department just another States spin machine ? And  like the recent hospital strategy manager who resigned, really a nice but not needed expensive extravagance for a spend and tax small island that is on a slow slide down to a big black hole.

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Re: Non - independent States statistics department.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 05:02:52 AM »
That would probably be too easy, and cost effective.

Far better to create more work, and pay for themselves.

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Re: Non - independent States statistics department.
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 02:11:19 AM »
Any reasonable person can read the published statistics that have been mentioned in the local rag, and well what can you say ? Maybe Senator Ozouf needs to have a serious chat with the head of statistic or the head of the States spin doctor department and tell them to get their stories straight. 

5% softened to 4.7% and a large 2% drop, since end of March and we are not at the end of July yet  ::) is this retail sales or retail price decreases, and how does internet purchases work into these figures ? if the internet sales have risen is that not a loss to the local retail market and thus not a drop in inflation ?


JEP

The cost of taxi fares in Jersey will be going up by 2.5% from 30 July, half the cost of living increase.

Transport and Technical Services reviews the cost of rank taxis against any rises in the cost of living each year.
Between March 2011 and March 2012 the cost of living increased by 5%.

Transport Minister Deputy Kevin Lewis said he was pleased the rank taxi rise had been limited with drivers absorbing the rest.

JEP again

PRICES rose by 3% over the past 12 months according to figures out today.
The latest retail prices index figures show inflation at its lowest level since December 2010, falling from the March figure of 4.7% to 3%..

http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2012/07/20/inflation-rate-falls-to-3/

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