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Re: 2013 Register of extra charges directly levied by the States of Jersey.
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2013, 11:37:27 PM »
 if  we  die quicker ,  the goverment   will not  have  to pay  our  pensions.

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Re: 2013 Register of extra charges directly levied by the States of Jersey.
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2013, 02:34:53 AM »
The waiting list for an echocardiogram is now 3 months, in the UK its done at consultation. They have increased doctors to see patients to cut down waiting lists but for some reason cannot supply staff to do echos.

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Re: 2013 Register of extra charges directly levied by the States of Jersey.
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2013, 04:03:25 PM »


Could this be Jersey in seven years time ?

Hospital waiting times increasing to treat the ill, preventative treatment being cut, public sector and spending still growing. A states shopping list of extravagant projects with the head of Les Quennevais school now asking for a new school. A brand new one meanwhile is being built on a playing field in St Martins.
New offices funded by the public purse springing up around the world. Speculative office developments [ Financial Qtr ] ultimately being underwritten by the States.

Let us hope that public spending can be reigned in. Look at the destruction that happens when Government gets it wrong.

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For the past year the computer scientist has volunteered at food banks and participated in the burgeoning solidarity movement now taking root in local neighbourhoods. He has witnessed, first-hand, the "quiet desperation" of ordinary Greeks pushed to the brink by draconian cuts, escalating taxes and loss of benefits.

"I can't just watch my country being destroyed by these policies," he said. "Forget about taxes. People can't even pay their rents.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/20/greece-foreboding-violence-flares-streets

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Re: 2013 Register of extra charges directly levied by the States of Jersey.
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2013, 02:09:18 AM »
Just remember this. Once they have got everybody off of smoking and there is no tax from it coming in, where will they get the extra money they require for the health service. People who have smoked all their lives have paid more in taxes to be able to have a first class service in our hospitals. Over the years think about how much they would have paid in tax.
Many years ago the british government ask a senior expert to find out how much smoking was costing the government by having to look after the smokers who have ended up in hospital.
Well he found that the british government should be trying their best to get everybody smoking. Reason why?
They lived a shorter life so pension costs were down and the health service cannot survive without the smoking tax.
I stopped smoking 5 years ago after smoking for 53 years so I have paid for my hospital bed and full care service.

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It is well reported that retailing is suffering in Jersey. The powerhouse super store operated by JEC will not be immune also interest earned on its money in bank, is returning less. Is this why islanders have to pay more in electricity charges to prop up the JEC. ?

JEC.

1.5%  increase in Electricity charges from April 1st.

https://www.jec.co.uk/latest-news/electricity-price-rise/


The post office increases charges and complains also, but forgets to mention the incredible increase in postal deliveries due to internet shopping.

Increase on letters

Jersey Post.

http://www.jerseypost.com/jersey-post-announces-changes-to-its-postal-tariffs/

Would it not be better to reduce the dividend paid to the main shareholder the  States of Jersey.

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Channel on line, an announcement by a Minister Eddie Noel, of course it will be passed on to the customer.

By the way who paid for the Incinerator out of taxes ? Small and large construction companies also pay ongoing taxes on their profits. User pays was invented by civil servants to help cover their wages. Completely unacceptable when Jersey already has GST and Income tax.

ITV

Construction companies in Jersey wanting to dump their rubbish into the island's incinerator will soon have to pay a price, if a new proposition is passed by the States.

Transport and Technical Services Minister Eddie Noel wants to see a charge brought in to burn their waste, mainly timber, much like in the UK.

Currently in the UK companies have to pay a 'gateway fee', a yearly licence to allow them to dispose of their rubbish, a system Deputy Noel wants to see introduced in the island.

He argues that by charging those companies it will actually end up saving the taxpayer money. [ Sic ]

But businesses who currently dump for free are worried it will see them ultimately have to put the cost back onto the customer.

http://www.itv.com/news/channel/topic/jersey/

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Noel is a one trick pony.
Tax tax tax. And raise costs.
My take on paying to dump the burnables is.
A rubbish fire on the site with a bloke in charge of it.
The efw plant requires rubbish to fuel it.
The guernsey people talked about. Sending us theirs to fuel our plant, but as there is no more news on this,i guess. We are ripping them off , like the pay through the nose taxpayers we have become.
Anyone who thinks the contractor will absorb the extra cost, stand in front of the mirror and poke yourself in the eye.
There is a half a hotel under. A bumpy lawn  on this. Fine sunny island, no tipping charges incured at all.

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I have heard that when Deerglen did the St.Brelades Bay hotel a pit was dug and all the asbestos went in.
I think people would be surprised how contaminated this island is,no wonder we have a high rate of cancer.It certainly isn't down to poor  lifestyle choices.
Expect a lot more fly tipping when this law comes in,even if the customer is charged extra,the builder will just pocket the money.Greed rules the day in Jersey and to hell with the environment if there is a profit to be made.

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Thats two bumpy lawns. Then.
 Yes money rules now , profit , profit ,  and nextyear its. Diamond .
 More mtaxes. To. Fuel. The.  Endless. Consultants. And  ideas.
 Mor e people. More. Cars ,  more more ,more.
Dont. Worry if. Your kids. Will never buy a. House .
  Get on. The. Social housing ladder. Asp.
  This is the future. For the localy born.
  Even. A living. Wage. Will not buy a home .
Just. The landlords. Rent .
Our lords. And masters. Have no fear of. Extra. Charges ,  they often. Get a  above. Cost of living. Pay rise on a plate,  and no need. To show. Value. For money at all.

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From next month the council of misers, have decided to dissuade senior citizens on a pension from keeping fit by removing their free Active card.

I can think of many ways to save money, without this sort of penny pinching crap,  no doubt so can you reader. Removing the perk for a States member to go and board and lodge in the UK for two days of the week + the air fares being one sensible idea.

They really have lost the plot when pensioners trying to keep fit in facilities already being used and open and staffed   â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦    are stopped.
     
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I don't know why they just don't go ahead and get a branch of Dignitas in Jersey,then when anyone reaches retirement age they can have them legally put down like an animal and take any costs out of their life savings as well.Just think of the money they could save to prop up the finance industry and they could then carry on with 0/10 for another few years.

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To attack the pensioners  free gym .
Is another insight into the desperate hunt for change down the back of the sofa.
I would say it is the pensioner who goes out to vote.
If any of them are re elected after the latest goings on ,and no doubt more to come will be a miricle.
Council of misers sums it up ,but they got their  pay rise , because their worth it.

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That is the lowest of the low. How many pennies are they saving. Our govt is run by a bunch of muppets.  They say lean this and lean that, yet I see so much waste by management.  I sincerely doubt they have any comment sense at all. 

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Re: 2013 Register of extra charges directly levied by the States of Jersey.
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2015, 04:25:33 PM »
Do you remember the promise from the Council of Ministers that public sector staffing will be reduced to bring down the £370 million pound annual wage bill that is met by taxes and another tax dressed up as user pays charges. Not forgetting the black hole caused by such staffing extravagance and poor housekeeping.

Have you noticed that it has gone just a little quiet on that subject, maybe thanks to the Boss of all public sector executives being given his job back after his contract ended.

He was taken on again without any advertising or interviews for new candidates. This is apparently against protocol, procedure  and rules laid down by the employment commission that obviously could not be bothered to do its job properly thus nothing changes in the good old “ Jersey Way. “

So a new broom will not bring about change as it has not been employed, instead it is business as usual in the public sector and instead will raise more money from hitting the low and middle earners in the pocket to keep unneeded non job, pen pushing paper shufflers in work. Many worthwhile front line low paid workers are suffering redundancies.

Before the new year even gets here - islanders are warned by its incompetent government, we are coming for more of your hard earned money, using feeble excuses and spin.

Well you voted them in or did you not bother to vote them out, by not voting at all. Is it not time we got out of our arm chairs and homes and made our feelings known ? At the very least make it hard for shysters’ to get re-elected.

One friend said to me who do you vote for look at the options ? My answer is simple none of the above, at least you know they have an appalling track record of taking more and more from the people, how much proof do you need ? Is your quality of life on Jersey better than five years ago, is the future looking rosy ?

LATEST with more to come.

Changing or extending your Property.

The cost of putting in a Planning application is going up from the start of 2016 – but the department is also streamlining processes and making it easier for the public to talk to staff.Fees go up by 1.5% from 1 January – way above the most recent RPI figure of just 0.1% - because the department needs to raise money to fund a new appeals system.

http://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/get-your-planning-applications-now-prices-rise-15-next-week/?t=i

New Building Tax.

BUYING a new home could become even more expensive for Islanders as ministers are considering plans to introduce a new tax on developments, the JEP can reveal.
Environment Minister Steve Luce said that his department was considering a new charge on property developers to generate funds for social housing projects and the regeneration of St Helier.

http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/12/31/new-construction-charge-considered-which-could-lead-to-higher-house-prices/

TTS brings in raft of increased charges,

THE driving theory test fee for large vehicles is to rise by 30 per cent in the new year as one of a number of price rises imposed by the Transport and Technical Services Department.

Charges will go up on average by 2.5 per cent for many of the department’s services, including waste disposal, vehicle registration, recycling and animal slaughter.
The largest increase will be for the category C and D driving theory test, which is for lorries and passenger-carrying vehicles.

The price will rise from £30.90 to £40 as the test is expanded to include more questions, bringing it into line with UK and EU standards.

http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/12/30/driving-theory-test-fees-going-up-as-tts-look-to-raise-extra-funds/

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Re: 2013 Register of extra charges directly levied by the States of Jersey.
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2016, 07:53:26 PM »
Another one folks.Story from the Bailiwick Express.

At least Deputy Wickenden is trying to hold the planning Minister Deputy Steve Luce and the planning dept.to account.

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Planning have quadrupled the price of a new “affordable” appeals system set up just ten months ago.

The price increase, which was imposed via a ministerial decision without an announcement by the Planning department, means the previous price cap of £300 has been raised to £1,200 from the start of this year…………………………..

But backbencher Deputy Scott Wickenden has tabled a proposition to reverse the price hike.

In the proposition, which is listed for debate on the 8th of March, Deputy Wickenden said: “To expect all households to have £1,200 spare expendable cash available at any time is unrealistic.

“It has only been ten months since the fees were introduced, and it was quite clear at the time that the Assembly wanted the fees to be low and affordable.

Well done  Deputy Wickenden, decent politicians will vote against the ministers decision, and up hold an appeal system that it open and reasonable to all ?

Let us remember the planning department just received a £105,000 windfall from the taxpayer. SoJDC used taxpayers money to avoid a legal challenge by applying to move the same office building  number 2 ( which will not be built without being tenanted so said Alan Maclain ) a few feet, and paying another planning fee. Permission had already been agreed and paid to the planning department.


http://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/new-affordable-planning-appeal-system-sees-300-price-increase/?t=i

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