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Title: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on February 07, 2008, 04:55:13 AM
How do you rate Senator Ozouf?
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on February 29, 2008, 12:05:59 AM
ECO-ACTIVE means business!
 
A scheme has been launched to help businesses identify and reduce the environmental impacts of their operations.

The scheme, ECO-ACTIVE BUSINESS has been launched by Senator Philip Ozouf and is a branch of the ECO-ACTIVE campaign that was launched by Senator Freddie Cohen at the beginning of 2007.

Senator Ozouf said:

"I believe that the time is absolutely right for this scheme. The global environmental challenges we face are serious and cannot be ignored.

"Jersey has an international reputation and we want all local businesses to show their competitors that they are acting in an environmentally responsible way.

"Organisations are rightly aware that their customers and staff are judging them on their environmental performance and they also know that good environmental performance makes good business sense."

ECO-ACTIVE BUSINESS provides concrete assistance to all organisations of whatever size and shape through the provision of a ‘Toolkit’ and guidance material.

By committing to meaningful environmental improvement, businesses can become a member of the scheme. By becoming accredited members of the scheme, businesses will:-

Reduce their environmental impact;
Comply with local environmental legislation;
Demonstrate to their customers and staff that they value the environment;
Improve their bottom line by using resources more efficiently

The project is a partnership project between the Department for Economic Development and the Planning and Environment Department. Critical to the initiative has been the project’s partners the Gerard Le Claire Environmental Trust and Standard Chartered Bank.

Alison McFadyen, Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Jersey, said:

"Our organisation recognises the value our customers place on the environmental performance of our business and we are delighted to partner this initiative that will help and guide all businesses to minimise their environmental impacts."

Sarah Le Claire of the Gerard Le Claire Environmental Trust added:

"The value of this locally tailored scheme is that it is applicable to all types of businesses and organisations from an international financial organisation to a sole trader.

"It is free to join and businesses identify the environmental improvements relevant to them making it truly something that all organisations can sign up to."


Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Darius on March 03, 2008, 06:34:20 PM
Well I am going to have to disagree again, I like Philip personally. He certainly is the hardest worker and is totally committed to Jersey politics. I would be sorry to see him go. He will always give a coherent argument to back up his opinion, though I don't always agree with his opinion. I have never heard him use the standard Walker/Le Sueur 'You're trying to destroy the finance industry', or 'you're not a team player'.

As to gay rights well let's face it he is just saving Jersey a load of legal fees when people bring cases to the Royal Court for breaches of the Human Rights Law and in any case his sexuality is irrelevant to me.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Darius on March 04, 2008, 01:31:22 AM
I would rather look at the job he is doing as opposed to the person.  His attitude towards GST in trying to bring it in early and upsetting retailers with the prices on the shelf fiasco is not a good job.

Well I don't think we need GST which is just there to create more civil services jobs and add to the already horrendous bureaucratic burden that local businesses have had to take on as a result of Senator Walker's failure to understand that just because a civil servant says he needs more staff and bigger budgets it isn't necessarily true.

Pricing for GST on the shelves is best for the consumer, prices are after all marked psychologically (typically at x.99p) now are shops going to start adding the 3% on and selling things for £1.02 or whatever? E.g. is pound world going to become £1.03 world? Think of the extra expense involved in having to have all the smaller demoninations of coinage in the till (given the rate that banks charge to change denominations of money). Ok for larger purchases it doesn't make much difference but the majority of your purchases I would imagine are for low value items (a sandwich or a pint) where the psychology of selling is very important.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on March 04, 2008, 02:34:26 AM
Well I don't think we need GST which is just there to create more civil services jobs and add to the already horrendous bureaucratic burden that local businesses have had to take on as a result of Senator Walker's failure to understand that just because a civil servant says he needs more staff and bigger budgets it isn't necessarily true.

I think we will have to start telling ourselves soon that we have got it.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on March 26, 2008, 02:11:09 AM
In all fairness I think gay rights is a European pressurised thing more than anything.  Guernsey is now lagging behind on this.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on March 26, 2008, 07:08:17 AM
Well I hope he considers in joining us despite some of these views  :o.

I am actually starting to think that some people may not actually understand his full role, which is actually not an easy one.  Economic development with a precarious tourism industry cannot be easy.

But, Google, easyJet, involvement in a lot of legislative changes and the promotion of the Island in general has to be seen as only good, and lets not forget, he did top the Polls last time.

 
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Davros Le Sueur on April 19, 2008, 09:10:45 AM
I don't trust him. Too smarmy and you can tell how much he wants to be CM.
Smiling assassin?
That's my opinion and I sit back to get fried as I see he is a big hero to many on this site :(
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on April 19, 2008, 09:23:40 AM
Your opinion is fine  ;)
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Chief Minister on April 19, 2008, 11:34:25 AM
I don't trust him. Too smarmy and you can tell how much he wants to be CM.
Smiling assassin?

Assassin!  Vested interest!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on April 19, 2008, 11:39:16 AM
I am still waiting for him to stick his neck out and come on this forum!

I think you have to look at the record here, and his enthusiasm for prosperity is a little higher than people give him credit for.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Davros Le Sueur on April 19, 2008, 01:05:33 PM
I'm sorry, but he is responsible for the GST pricing fiasco and voted for GST, so no vote from me. >:(

Thanks though for not shooting me down :)
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on April 19, 2008, 01:36:44 PM
Well he was asked to explain this.  He has not delivered, so it is an open forum.  :)
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: AHITS on April 19, 2008, 03:19:53 PM
That's my opinion and I sit back to get fried as I see he is a big hero to many on this site :(

I don't see that. I see him as a big hero to a very small minority who speak rather loudly. Don't let yourself be fooled....

Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on April 19, 2008, 04:14:15 PM
Let the music begin.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on April 19, 2008, 05:13:36 PM
It may be a good time to remind everybody that Planet Jersey is not affiliated with any Politician or Party.

You are free to speak your feelings!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Chief Minister on April 19, 2008, 06:29:41 PM
Puts tax on poor people whilst enjoying wealth.

Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on April 20, 2008, 01:49:58 AM
When I say you are free to give us your feelings, can we avoid personal insults please!

Wealthy?  There are a lot of people with money in Jersey I am afraid! 

What I would say though, is that there appears to be are a lot of States members who do not understand the plight of the poor in Jersey.  We can tell this from a lot of the media statements.

I really think it is shameful that we will be taxing food next month and it makes you start to wonder where this Island will be heading in the years to come.

This damage to the Island, even with the tourism industry is probably going to actully lose us a lot of money, so this 3% will be rising pretty quickly.



Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Terminator 4 on April 20, 2008, 09:01:28 AM
At least he is kean to encorage the finance industry.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Tory Boy on April 20, 2008, 09:05:40 AM
I have always liked him, always on the TV and works a lot harder than Southern.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on April 20, 2008, 09:20:17 AM
Well he is involved in economic development and I know his job is not only a tough one but requires a lot of hours.  Geoff Southern on the other hand spends most of his time attacking over Ministers work.

Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Davros Le Sueur on April 20, 2008, 10:19:51 AM
IMHO, he is one of the main people who perpetrates the culture of greed and selfishness in this island.
I do not think he is a bad person, just misguided.
He was born in to a wealthy family and has never had to scrimp and save.
Lucky him, but that unfortunately that does not give him a true understanding of those on the breadline. :(

Maybe he should do some charity work with the homeless and disadvantaged?
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on April 20, 2008, 10:22:13 AM
I think you could say the same for a lot of Ministers.  Is this a vested interest club for the wealthy?

Well the tax or lack of on boat fuel suggests something maybe wrong. ???
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Davros Le Sueur on April 20, 2008, 10:25:34 AM
Well he is involved in economic development and I know his job is not only a tough one but requires a lot of hours.  Geoff Southern on the other hand spends most of his time attacking over Ministers work.


If nobody spoke against the Ministers they would just walk all over us even more.
Like Ozouf, Southern is also a decent man. He was my teacher at Hautlieu and a very hard working and dedicated one. You may not agree with his polices, but he does speak from his heart.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on April 20, 2008, 10:32:05 AM
He has wasted a lot of money though.  £500,000 on the JT debacle?  Sorry cannot agree with that one.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: danrok on May 08, 2008, 05:02:06 PM
The Economic Development Minister is backing a new business venture to bring Ferraris, Aston Martins and other machines worth millions to the Island.

What a fine idea, all those expensive cars could be stored on all the spare land we have, which no one wants due to all the cheap housing we have.  ::)

So, now keeping pointless machines warm, safe and dry takes priority over people.

I hope some young reprobate sets fire to them.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on May 17, 2008, 03:39:10 PM
Senator Philip Ozouf is a very intelligent, hardworking even clever member of the states whom sadly with his skills could have been almost as popular as Stuart Syvret.

Its seems reasonable to me that when the financial institutions are holding ( last figure I saw ) £240 billion of funds on this island and even in these times their recent profits are reasonably healthy in the troubled financial world. We should be pleased that the top banking experts based here are doing well and providing income for themselves and Jerseys' tax revenue. The fact that more than 65% of Jerseys' income is derived from the finance industry is in no way their fault. It is the fault of small-minded Government policy who care not, about a balanced working diverse happy economy. Some of our states members are the exception and have a deeper vision may I add. For the record I do not work in finance. 

Where has the young Senator gone wrong? He thinks he is the ultimate financial salesman for Jersey, Further more he set up a Government shop using hardworking peoples taxes to showcase the finance sector. As if they cannot afford to promote themselves. Actually they even have offices blocks around the world Senator Qzouf. If there is a market for them do you really believe they are sitting at home watching Emmerdale or Friends on TV.

How utterly ridiculous and disjointed. So another case of Government can do it better than people who work, and are knowledgeable professionals in their chosen subject.

What's worse is that this is not the first time, If my memory serves me well, a reception was put on in Saudi Arabia to bring in extra business and another showcase to get super-yachts to register here. It cannot be that successful if the Senator has to go around raiding education's and other budgets. Sorry kids no milk for you we need the money to pay for the next group of agents to work for Jersey Finance in India and China.

Should a few bank advisors be invited to travel, they would be silly to turn the invitation down, why finance another showcase or office when you can get a misguided Senator from a  misguided Government to do it for you.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on May 28, 2008, 09:28:03 PM
"Jersey Enterprise has announced a series of events to mark their new international partnership with India’s business investment network.

The partnership has been formed with the Indian Angel Network, who bring together successful entrepreneurs and company chief executives to address the lack of funding faced by business start-ups in the subcontinent.

Senator Philip Ozouf, speaking when the partnership was formed, said: ‘It means that the Indian Angel Network will provide Jersey businesses with direct access to a group of high-net-worth investors, as well as providing a range of business opportunities that will help the Island increase its visibility in Indian markets.’

Senator Ozouf led a delegation to India in February, which included representatives from Jersey Finance Ltd, Economic Development and the Chief Minister’s department".

This sounds good, because there could be a lot of business opportunities in this emerging market.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on June 11, 2008, 09:26:21 AM
Update to post 26 above should read Jersey is holding £246 Billion in funds on this island.

latest figure from the JEP.last week June 2008.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on June 14, 2008, 07:01:56 PM
The Finance industry is good for Jersey as a major employer and contributor to the tax revenue. It would be prudent for Jerseys government to put in place a framework that would encourage other business to grow over time so we are not so reliant on just one industry.

Now Minister Senator Phillip Ozouf. As mentioned in post 26 above, is hard working and intelligent, but is facing a no confidence vote along with the other Ministers.

Latest news is the shop called Jersey Finance ( set up to showcase our expertise in finance and banking ) having voted £1,000,000 pounds they get from the public purse have also been given another £500,000 buy the taxpayer to fund employment of a new project manager £110,000 pounds per year, house car maybe? The rest of the money, about £390,000 goes to fund agents in China and India. Signed over by Senator Ozouf. To be fair one has to invest to reap the rewards. So what small percentage is the Jersey taxpayer contributing compared to the wealthy international banks and financial institutions working here holding £246 billion on deposit. According to the JEP and they may have got the figure wrong, Jersey taxpayer £1.5 million Financial institutions £410,000. Is spending this money in the best interest of the taxpayer?
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Limpet on June 14, 2008, 07:56:05 PM
Just two questions that I would have liked Senator Ozouf to answer re the proposed monies to be paid to agents in China and India: -

what type of business this investment is expected to attract?

what is the expected monetary benefit to the island?

I'm sure that some sort of business plan/budget must have been written somewhere.

My thoughts - It's difficult to see exactly what types of business would come here - some share registration, some alternative fund business, some capital market business perhaps - I cannot see a huge influx, which takes us on to the second point: -

To get back anything on our GBP400,000 per annum investment, remembering that most financial businesses will be paying 10% income tax on profits in Jersey, this business would have to generate GBP4 million per year, however we must not forget that most firms would be working on about 30 - 35% profit margins, therefore the actual income required to generate sufficent tax receipts to cover taxpayers initial investment would be around GBP12 million per year.

That would seem an extremely optimistic forecast to me

Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on August 02, 2008, 06:45:53 PM
Economic Minister Phillip Ozouf has stated that tourism is up 3% in the JEP and he was very pleased. Other tourism attracting businesses say that this year is the same or down on last year. Trying to offer a balanced view the credit crunch and utility rises must be affecting  tourists who just do not have the extra disposable income at the moment to spend freely.

As a businessman and one of the cleverer states members the figure of 3% mentioned by Minister Ozouf is supposed to give a little good news and I suppose does, better than -3%. However businesses on Jersey doing  a simple bit of adding up. GST 3% plus (alleged) typical inflation 3.5% = 6.5%

Therefore if tourism is actually 3% up it means businesses are still 3.5% down depending of course on what the spending power of those that arrive here.  All of us, businesses or private households have to earn 6.5% more,  just to achieve the same spending power as 2007.
Title: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jack on August 17, 2008, 07:00:37 PM
I think he is far less capable than he would like you to think he is.

A good P.R. “front man”, articulate and persuasive on the surface, but shallow upon deeper examination.

At first glance he appears to be hard working and in control of the tasks he is given, in reality, I think a shiny veneer of spin hides the mess he is making behind the scenes.

Groomed by Senator Walker, the future of the oligarchy, I do not trust him.

I hope he proves my words wrong.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on August 17, 2008, 08:56:33 PM
He has done a lot for finance and does his best with tourism.  I think he is unfairly labeled sometimes as Walker's poodle because he evidently thinks for himself from what I have seen and heard from him.  We have spoken to Phil and he has agreed to come on here later on towards the elections, even if to just answer his critics. 

What I do know is that they are fully aware of all the concerns people have about GST etc.  It is not like it is being swept under the carpet, and they do get concerned when people get upset about things.  Whether Phil is more representative of the higher classes living in Jersey is questionable though.  But then again the people who claim to be more concerned about the lower classes don't really have much tact when it comes to putting their messages across. 

I think the new Government after Walker will have to look more closely at the less well off in Jersey.  It cannot be ignored.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Al on August 17, 2008, 11:55:36 PM
But then again the people who claim to be more concerned about the lower classes don't really have much tact when it comes to putting their messages across. 

Yeah!! Grubby little proles!! Neither reasonable nor respectable!! What do they know about tact?!?
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on August 18, 2008, 04:55:57 AM
Zilch.  There are better people not actually in Government that make a better case for the less well off.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jack on August 18, 2008, 11:19:20 AM
JTM, what do I think?

What defines class, what separates the islands people into three separate divisions and thus divided turns one against the other? 

In my opinion it is the politician whom by his own ignorance becomes the champion of any one of these three classes, in doing so perpetuates the division in society and perverts true democracy.

I think it is not a question of class, working, middle or upper, they do exist within our island, it is a question of representing all three, fairly and openly in truth.

In my opinion, is Senator Ozouf his own man, expressing his own freedom of political expression on behalf of the people who have put their faith in him, representing all?

You decide........

Again, I hope he proves my words wrong.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on August 18, 2008, 12:26:54 PM
There are too many multi millionaires in Government and it is evident that they are protecting their own interests, at least in my opinion.

This is why I believe the salary for a states member should be reviewed.  £43K a year may seem like mega bucks to somebody only on £20K but by Jersey standards it is not mega bucks because you could not afford to buy a house on this money.  So the mega weathly like to stand.  I am not saying the salary should be raised substantially, but management jobs in most sectors are higher than this.

As for representation of classes, or perhaps a better way to describe class in Jersey is by how much you are worth.  You could argue that the JDA have never shown any support for the 13,000 people and their families who work in finance.

The left will always be outnumbered by the right in Jersey so it is probably up to the left to show more respect for the other classes.  At the moment there is a divide in Government, be it small.  But the attitude of the JDA is certainly proven to be unprogressive for the people it makes out it represents, and probably due to its attitude in the house and relationship with other politicians in general.

Geoff Southern is most guilty of going against the grain, but it never gets him anywhere.  The JT debacle is a fine example of Political meddling.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on August 18, 2008, 09:12:52 PM
Senator Phillip Ozouf is one of our brighter politicians but where does he stand today in the ever changing Jersey. There are two facts I would like to share with planetjersey readers. Firstly at an older chamber of commerce dinner meeting at the P'dor Hotel, Philip was the guest speaker. He told us exactly where he was placed in Jersey politics if I may quote almost word for word.

If Frank Walker is the train driver and Terry Le Suer the Engineer then I see my self as the head stoker.

The second fact is that Freddie Cohen and Phillip Ozouf  worked as a team to physically display Terry Le Suers posters on Victoria Avenue by the Grand Hotel traffic lights at his last election. I happend to be driving past and saw them.

Does he still assimilate and relate on political issues with his old running mates, being on the council of ministers with them ? Its a reasonable question Senator Ozouf. As you are a member now of planetjersey would it be possible to ask you to offer an answer ?
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on August 19, 2008, 12:55:24 AM
Quote from JTM

Geoff Southern is most guilty of going against the grain, but it never gets him anywhere.  The JT debacle is a fine example of Political meddling.

Its really cool JTM for you to be one of the architects with vision to set up this site with a clever plan to stimulate positive discussion and empower individuals from all walks of life ( I see Boggy lives in Germany). The idea to have a platform with which to talk openly about everything that affects our home (Jersey) is terrific. You have also put down a template which also encourages colourful political discussion. All for the good and knowledge of the people. How many of the 230 members are going against the grain, Geoff Southern has had several successes in the states, I find it amazing that you put your name and hard work into a political web site, and then denounce free speech, the basis of democracy but seen another way political meddling !!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jason the Maverick on August 19, 2008, 12:59:08 AM
He meddles all the time BB, you remember the Town Hall meeting on the pensions?  Even John Henwood said that he had interfered with JT for political means and the company is now losing money and losing value.  My contribution to this website is irrelevant.  At least I don’t cost you money!
Title: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jack on August 19, 2008, 08:46:49 AM

Deputy Geoffrey Southern is another example of my earlier post, and as such, perverts true democracy.



JTM, what do I think?

What defines class, what separates the islands people into three separate divisions and thus divided turns one against the other? 

In my opinion it is the politician whom by his own ignorance becomes the champion of any one of these three classes, in doing so perpetuates the division in society and perverts true democracy.

I think it is not a question of class, working, middle or upper, they do exist within our island, it is a question of representing all three, fairly and openly in truth.

In my opinion, is Senator Ozouf his own man, expressing his own freedom of political expression on behalf of the people who have put their faith in him, representing all?

You decide........

Again, I hope he proves my words wrong.



Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Conductor on August 19, 2008, 08:48:38 AM
He is called Geoff "Stubborn" on facebook  ;D
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Nick Palmer on August 19, 2008, 02:31:55 PM
He is called Geoff "Stubborn" on facebook  ;D

How does anyone find the Jersey political comment on Facebook etc? By which I mean how does one search for the political groups on facebook, not what is your opinion on it!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: The Rev Peter Sarkey on October 13, 2008, 11:38:33 AM
How does anyone find the Jersey political comment on Facebook etc? By which I mean how does one search for the political groups on facebook, not what is your opinion on it!

Glad to see youre doing your research Nick - ps despite the lampooning under "let's get personal" you still get my vote.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on January 27, 2009, 12:24:43 AM
There seems to be some criticism of Treasury Minister Phillip Ozouf  being very unclear on the talkback chat show, you really cannot call it an interview. The strange thing being, he is normally one of more articulate ministers and when I have heard him live, a very good public speaker.

This is very worrying for local residents ( Jersey stakeholders ) when the Treasury Minister just bumbles words out. Its not as if he is not spending enough of our money on getting the best advice, judging by the new Strategic Panel,  several states departments, the Jersey finance shop which is on record as meeting the head bankers in Jersey each month for an update, and JFS will shortly be heading for America to meet with power brokers in President Obamas team.

I would submise Senator Phillip Ozouf, would have said more if maybe he had a clearer view of the economic situation. There again maybe he does, but would rather not share it.

So by saying next to nothing on the radio the soup has just got thicker.

I have asked the simple question before, which is, what is plan B if finance starts a downward spiral ? It must happen at some time, so whats the new structure going to look like ?

Maybe he should ask the most unpopular, the kid terrible, Stuart Syvret amongst the States members for some advice. Have a look at what a little commonsense can do. From PJ September 15th 2008. It's not rocket science.

I said in the States this week that the world’s economy was heading for a crash – maybe one which could engulf us even in a matter of weeks.

‘Weeks’ is now looking decidedly optimistic.”

As at 10.32 this Monday morning – no mug – err – I mean buyer – having been found for Lehmans – the stock-markets are thus:

FTSE down 3.32%

DAX down 3.32%

Cac down 4.2%

And at time of writing - the markets yet to open on Wall Street.

I told you so.

Mathematical reality has finally caught-up with the whole pixilated, electronic, debt-trading fantasy pyramid selling scheme.

That Second Law of Thermodynamics? It’s a bitch, ain't it?

Stuart.

http://planetjersey.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1080.msg13618.html#msg13618

I put no States Member on a pedestal. It does seem Senator Syvret is one of our politicians who is not afaid to communicate what he sees as the truth. Clear plain talking seems to have evaded many our elected for years, prompting questions of self interest, big ego's, being secretive and an old boys club. Senator Syvrets words, dept-trading fantasy, pyramid selling, mathematical reality, easy words ( even for me ) to understand in todays climate.

Is the day coming when  " they " will be left with no choice ? retire the spin doctors, and then resign themselves as in Iceland.

Boatyboy
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on April 17, 2009, 12:06:59 AM

Good post Moot and full of the truth.
click on link, but I thought the reply should be on this thread.

http://planetjersey.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1936.msg30123#msg30123

The world is changing, if Jersey does not, we are finished.

Apart from the public sector final salary scheme paid for by the way, by private businesses that cannot afford them, there is the problem of the annual pay cheque.

A very small ( yes I love Jersey but it is small ) island paying £291,000,000 million in wages, jaw drops, sorry didn't you know, will sink under this eye watering amount taken from the annual budget.

I have spoken to politicians that as you have pointed out are to scared to deal with the issue. They are just so powerful I hear.

So what's it to be, self distruct, or an emerging strong Government. I also noticed Phillip Ozouf and Alan Macan's gentle uttering some sense.

Lets face it, if any one in Government knows this pair do having deep financial information supplied at will.

Will Senator Phillip Ozouf become Jersey's financial saviour ? Fulfilling his potential, and go down as the ruthless economics minister and then chief minister that saved Jersey, admired and earning a place in Jersey history as the accountant who saw the writing on the wall.

Then took ( regrettable but necessary action ) to off load an expensive bloated administration to save the island and people he loved and cut the wage / pension bill to match future Government lower income ( the old days are over).

The other option of course is to become, well a nothing.

Boatyboy.

http://planetjersey.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1936.msg30123#msg30123
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Dylan on April 17, 2009, 07:03:01 AM
Like it BB, you have to break an egg to make an omlette. Let's hope that this is going to happen in Jersey.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: ole razzy on October 19, 2009, 03:26:28 PM

Will Senator Phillip Ozouf become Jersey's financial saviour ? Fulfilling his potential, and go down as the ruthless economics minister and then chief minister that saved Jersey, admired and earning a place in Jersey history as the accountant who saw the writing on the wall.

Then took ( regrettable but necessary action ) to off load an expensive bloated administration to save the island and people he loved and cut the wage / pension bill to match future Government lower income ( the old days are over).

The other option of course is to become, well a nothing.

Ozouf has quite a skill. He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I've met.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on March 18, 2010, 10:23:51 PM




PUBLIC sector jobs will be lost as part of unprecedented plans to plug the States’ huge budget deficit, Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf confirmed yesterday.
Speaking to business leaders at a Chamber of Commerce lunch, the Senator said that he was considering introducing a temporary voluntary redundancy scheme and imposing recruitment freezes

http://www.thisisjersey.com/2010/03/18/public-sector-jobs-will-go/

Senator Phillip Ozouf has a seriously difficult job, who would envy him. He has got the best advice that money can buy from the economic panel and others. He is right to try and get more money into Jersey by selling Jerseys finance industry to other parts of the world, what other major income stream does this small island possess.

It's not good that the UK is 178 trillion in dept. interest each week is costing the UK around £400 million. A new court ruling states that if you move to a place like Jersey but still make your income from the UK, you will be taxed  as being a UK  resident. Ouch and dam, for Jerseys plan to get more UK multimillionaires to live here. What will be the next blocking or grabbing move by the desperate UK authorities ?

Here is the bad news if Jersey does slip into serious dept,  what options are open to us to get out of the red.

Being so small so, dependant on one industry Senator Phillip Ozouf knows the writing is on the wall. The world has changed at an alarming rate.


Jersey can no longer carry a liability of £400 million in wages, social security, and pension payments for an island 12 miles by 4 miles to pay the public sector.

Lets put it another way. Divide that figure by the population of say 90,000 and one way ( for way read tax ) or another each man woman and child will have to contribute £4,444 pounds each. 

Senator Ozouf  will need support from all states members ( and the public in the view of forthcoming strikes ), otherwise we will just be delaying the inevitable  island bankruptcy.

Boatyboy.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Malachi on March 19, 2010, 12:59:26 AM
I think the UK is on course to borrow £178 billion this year (PSBR), which will be added to whatever their national debt (http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/uk-economy/uk-national-debt/) is. What is alarming about the current situation (if you live in the UK) is the 12.6% of GDP figure, which is a huge increase on previous years.

If the UK had debts of £178 trillion, which is four times the annual GDP of the entire planet (in USD/$), Alistair Darling & co. would be jumping in front of trains... no need to exaggerate, BB.

That said, why are our beloved politicos so terrified of deficits? As a proportion of GDP, the numbers being talked about are tiny (Jersey's GDP is £4 billion or something).

Disclaimer. I'm not defending the status quo or implying that the SoJ could spend double what it does at the moment without worrying about it or causing any problems etc. I'm just wondering if there is a law that forbids the SoJ from doing what govts. all over the world do, which is borrow money.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: rogueelement on March 19, 2010, 02:35:25 PM
We have suggested previously that Jersey Limited could issue a bond worth say,,, a billion. The only problem is that the muppets would then spend that money!
No , truth to tell we needed this recession to restore some balance and provide a reality check to the powers that be.

Whilst on this subject , I am sure that Phillo (as we refer to him in footballing circles) would have had no powers over the autonomous JFSC which have just ensured that 30 jobs leave Jersey for Guernsey since they are unhappy with the new owners of Kleinwort Benson.
Now, put yourself in the shoes of those new owners , on the one hand you have Guernsey saying "welcome and thank you very much for the business and new jobs" on the other hand the Jersey Authority saying "sorry pal , sling your hook , we only deal with the creme de la creme , and those unemployed by our actions we are sure will be able to eat cake) A la Marie Antoinette.
Soooo, you move what needs to be moved immediately , you sit down , rationalise your actions , and come to the conclusion"Hey! do we really need to be in both Jersey and Guernsey?" 
If I worked for that ex bank I would be getting my CV prepared.
Nice one Phillo ! I,m sure that will be worth a jaunt to the IMF next meeting in Tierra del Fuego or wherever.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on March 19, 2010, 04:44:18 PM


Malachi thanks for spotting my error. It is of course billions not trillions and Spartacus has a good point, thirty banking professionals is a lot of spending power to loose as Guernsey gets the business.

On Sundays talk back Senator Le Suer said that States savings had been made of thirty million pounds. He has told us this before. Others do not agree, others being no less than the Public accounts committee and the acknowledged businessman Kevin Keen (  seconded to help the failing Jersey Heritage ) Read what they have to say plus the figures. Other comments are included as to the running of Jerseys economy.

Starting with the States PaC.

Some time back we were told that Treasury Minister Terry Le Suer through economies had managed to save
http://planetjersey.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=109.msg14771#msg14771


• That expenditure has far exceeded the level projected in the Council of Minister’s own Strategic Plan for 2006-11. In 2008 it was £30 million higher and in 2010 the overspend will be £65 million!
• In spite of a pay freeze, a lot of ‘shroud waving’ and a projected drop in States income of £94 million. Net revenue expenditure will actually grow by £26 million or 4.6% next year.
http://www.thisisjersey.com/2009/08/27/cutting-costs-is-a-must/

All told, ministers are urging the House to sanction expenditure of £754 million. In spite of departments facing a call for spending cuts of marginally less than one per cent, a significant increase in spending is being proposed.
http://planetjersey.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=1372.msg37684#msg37684

The States treasurer Ian Black is in for a hard hot sweaty afternoon
http://planetjersey.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=109.msg12649#msg12649

Some good news on States savings.

ONLY two States departments have returned their unspent balances to general revenue.

Treasury and Resources asked all departments and committees to consider handing funds back that were leftover after 2009 expenditure had been taken into account.
http://www.thisisguernsey.com/2009/11/25/just-two-departments-return-excess-cash/

boatyboy.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on May 12, 2010, 10:20:39 PM

As was expected, the Banks are going to have to  pay a levy  to contribute to the massive deficit the UK now has.Knowing this is in the wind , will they really want to expand or spend on new offices in Jersey. The EU is very interested in the way banks and insurance companies work and will take more power from 2011.

Philip Ozouf stated in the assembly yesterday that he was very confident that Jerseys financial sector will grow. We all hope he is right, but that sort of assumes he knows what the three new EU bodies binding rules for financial institutions will be, which of course will change the way financial businesses  operate.

Maybe Philip Ozouf does ? which would be incredibly visionary.  Jersey being so small and not really that important to Brussels should be careful with spending at this time. It will be interesting to see what the big players have come up with regarding this  new game plan for Europe, which of course will affect us.


Quote-

* Hector Sants, the FSA's chief executive steps down this summer and it may take time for a successor to find his or her feet. He has also warned that no matter what type of supervisory structure emerges, it will increasingly have little choice but to apply rules made elsewhere.

* Bank of England Governor Mervyn King was keen on Wednesday to stress that changes must be carefully thought through, saying the key issue is what regulation does and not who does it.

* The bulk of financial rules applied in Britain are made at EU level and what national wiggle room the FSA had will decrease after 2011 when three new pan-EU authorities to monitor banks, insurers and markets are set up.
Their core aim is to forge common rules that are binding on all member state supervisors, having a direct impact on individual banks, insurers and markets in Britain.

* The regulatory agenda to deal with the crisis has been set globally by the G20 group of leading countries and the new global Financial Stability Board is responsible for ensuring no country seeks to create an unfair advantage for its financial sector.

* The changeover will need to be handled carefully as too much is going on internationally for Britain to be distracted with internal reform.

* The FSA is seen as an effective player in shaping the nitty gritty of financial rulemaking in the EU, and banks worry this will be blunted while the new set-up is put in place.

The EU is in the middle of approving rules that will have a major impact on Britain, the bloc's biggest financial centre, such as on hedge funds, supervision, derivatives and crisis management.

BREAKING UP BANKS

* Banks will breathe a sigh of relief there are no immediate plans to break them up as the issue has been handed to an independent commission for study.

* The new government plans to push ahead with a levy on banks even though the fact there is no global consensus could leave banks in Britain at a competitive disadvantage if the levy is heavy.

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/instant-analysis-bank-changes-will-be-outweighed-by-eu-reuters_molt-e80948b0a185.html

BB
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: rogueelement on May 13, 2010, 12:52:58 AM
It would be extremely interesting if OOUUZZZo could provide some sort of explanation as to which areas Jersey Finance might grow ,unless of course he means the quango , our surrogate tourism committee, who by virtue of their own travel arrangements along with Senior Politicians have tended to put the likes of former representatives like Jean Le Maistre in the shade .......for the life of me i cannot recall a single presidency he occupied but by "Chrie's" did he take the piss or what?
Fact
1 The OECD detest Jersey , guernsey and the IOM
2 we have known this fact for 40 years
3 Promoting the Island currently , must be like begging at a funeral.
4 Tel, do yourself a favour ....resign.
5 new person in charge,,,,, advise whomsoever to stop telling you what you cannot do,,,,,,,start advising what you can do , and if they are not willing to be forth coming ,advise them that you will revert to position 1-interest.
If this was an attempt at comedy , I suspect that the Jersey paid Opera house would run it for months ..........
Brand New Idea!!! Move the states into the opera house therefore cutting expenses to a huge degree whilst maintaining pantomime season forever!!
I think syvret with a bit of rouge on the cheeks would make a great "Widow Twanky"
Oh no he would,ent!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on June 04, 2010, 05:28:23 AM
It's becoming a very interesting time in politics.

Reported by CTV this very evening Senator Philip Ozouf made a chief minister type statement, is there a falling out at the top of Jersey politics?

Senator Ozouf told channel TV, that next week the pay received by Jerseys top civil servants will be made public.

Guernsey is heading the same way. Progress towards transparent government no doubt, and well done Senator Ozouf, credit where it is due.

You would have thought that CM Le Suer would make the statement, could there be a mutiny a the top table. Freedom of information is to expensive says CM  Le Suer and his supporters, one less without Terry Le Main ?

We need freedom of information says Senator Ozouf and the modernisers, because this Government's ratings as shown at the hustings and other indicators are so dismal, a street cleaning team, are higher rated.

Lets see if Senator Ozouf's statement comes true, or will the chief executives not want their bonuses and heavy wage packets viewed by the taxpayers who fund them.

BB
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on June 17, 2010, 12:49:51 AM

Lets consider States Executives sorry…………….. I meant the Council of Ministers ideas on saving money to fill the black hole that was caused by going with the 0/10 system on tax. Many political observers and  businessmen said 0/10 was fatally flawed and left Jersey with a £100 million black hole.

Money saving ideas, Cut transport for senior citizens, cut milk for kids, close a community centre close a important aid to recovery at the hospital the hydrotherapy pool. Ask nicely for 67 states employees to leave but give them £6 million after all Mike Pollard was looked after with a big golden handshake, we don't want discrimination do we.

The good news, pay the states members an extra thousand pounds and the public sector 2% more for other senior grades.

Plan B raise more money. Tax everyone a lot more, It's official because Senator Ozouf told a meeting this morning.

This is a reversal of his stance a few months ago. Why invent the wheel when mistershifter says what I am thinking.

JEP blog.

mistershifter

Senator put your own house in order before shifting the burden of YOUR overspends, schoolboy errors and general balls-ups onto the long suffering tax payer. The first round of ’suggestions’ were little more than a laughing stock and I guess that when you do hike up GST to 20% the excuse will be given that all options were explored. Pathetic.

Article tonight JEP

ISLANDERS face a £50m tax hit in the coming years, Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf told a group of businessmen this morning.

 http://www.thisisjersey.com/2010/06/16/treasury-minister-warns-50m-of-tax-rises-needed/#ixzz0r2Pa0cG1

BB
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: rogueelement on June 17, 2010, 01:43:06 AM
Interesting to note your thrust to the right wing of politics BB , are you sure you are a fully paid up Syvrashite or not?
I wish people would be less confusing and just state an opinion without the confusion of obfuscation or scant regard for facts.
On the other hand , if the foregoing offends you in anyway , you must be a very sad person , so I do of course apologise as I have to Tiny the Proof, I think it is only fair that you two should be considered as a couple in Cyber political terms as you have spent so much time together on other sites.
My apologies , I am but a worm.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on May 08, 2011, 04:06:36 PM
Senator Ozouf has had plenty of time to re-adjust and tune Jerseys economy with a big budget for outside consultants however  unlike the UK the big spend and tax continues, a complete disgrace and bad polices.

Down to Ozouf he is the man with reponsibility as treasury minister, no wonder he is worried and twitters.

BB
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on August 03, 2011, 04:43:49 PM
Phillip Ozouf Treasury Minister -  personal ( edited ) website - blog tells us.

Over the last week or so, the States of Jersey have launched a new way for Jersey to get more involved in the savings initiatives currently underway within the States.

Tomorrow Value Jersey will be officially announced, as a label and online forum that has been created to ensure that the public is kept informed of progress with the savings being made, and also to encourage everyone in the community to take part in creating better value for Jersey on an ongoing basis. It is an easy way to learn more about savings plans, which are continually evolving, and to give us your suggestions for improvements, as well as discuss changes as they are being made.

http://www.ozouf.je/2011/07/value-jersey/#comment-543

The submission he refused to publish on his blogg.


I recently read, that the so called golden plated pensions in the UK are to cost higher grade civil servants more by up to £3,000 pounds per year. There are also around half a million jobs aimed at the more managerial type jobs to go, not only but including NHS primary care managerial posts as doctors will be controlling most of the budget.

Then the costs at Whitehall itself  and I offer this from the BBC

The government says it saved £3.75bn in 10 months by cutting jobs and projects, and spending less.
Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude described the savings, confirmed by an independent audit, as "staggering".
Rent, advertising, consultants and 17,000 civil service posts were cut between May 2010 and March 2011 as part of measures to cut the UK deficit.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-14359927

As you are no doubt aware, any person in the UK earning £38,000 pays 20% in tax, earnings after £38,000 attracts tax of  40% and anyone like Mr Izatt and several senior managers in the states and finance, earning more than £150,000 would attract in the UK, tax at 50% after that amount.

Rather than increasing GST which takes more of the low and middle earners ever shrinking  disposable income, would it not be fairer to,  as an example,  tax people earning more than £50,000 a mere 30% and those on over £100,000 40% as the states spending keeps on increasing not decreasing.

At least they would not have to decide whether to eat or heat their homes during the winter, unless they are living far beyond their high earning means.

Boatyboy.


Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: danrok on August 04, 2011, 02:35:37 AM
Ozouf's written language skills are so poor.  Is it even worth deciphering his blog ramblings in to English?

I doubt it!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on August 13, 2011, 08:16:30 PM
AS it is Saturday lets have some fun. Obviously Jersey is in good shape, says Treasury Minister Ozouf,( after putting up social security and GST ) but his secret weapon for Jersey's stability is our new man in Europe.

Mike Haggler has an exclusive, by getting hold of the Job Description of Jerseys' Man in Europe. The super ambassador of the Channel Islands.  So it is written.

The introduction.

The hungry badger of  financial chaos continues to menace the globe, and our garlic-loving neighbours in the European Union know this better than anybody. The Greeks have run out of salad, Italy has slashed the budget for Bunga Bunga by up to 80% and, closer to home, shocking reports have reached the Gallery newsroom that local fund managers have been seen begging for loose change on the street outside the Capannina. The economies of the Eurozone and the Channel Islands are as closely related as a pair of Guernsey newlyweds, so it should be clear that even our wealthy Islands are not immune to the painful trend of debts and cuts.

Tough times call for tough measures. Our elected leaders know that we’re all in this together, so as soon as they were done voting to preserve their free parking spaces and subsidised private education, they reached out the hand of friendship to struggling Europe. If reports are to be believed, this hand of friendship takes the form of an office in Brussels costing a mere £800,000 to run each year – small change to the average senator, and cash that would be undoubtedly wasted on children’s hospitals and other such nonsense.

Gallery attempted to contact Steve Williams, our recently installed ‘man in Europe’, to find out what he actually does – but his midget butler informed us that he was too busy breakfasting on Fabergé eggs to respond to the likes of us. Undeterred, our intrepid reporters merely hacked a few voicemails, guessed some passwords and managed to download his job description directly from TERRY9000 – the omniscient supercomputer that lives in the basement of Cyril Le Marquand House.

Appointments.

Job Description:     Joint Channel Island Ambassador to Europe.

Salary:                    £500,000 PA, paid in a colourful assortment of one pound notes.

Hours:                    Just try and be at your desk in time to eat lunch.

We are a group of islands searching for a dedicated individual to represent our interests in the heart of Europe. In return for a generous salary, a platinum - plated pension plan and an optional harem of hairy-lipped local maidens the successful candidate will lobby European Governments on behalf of the Governments of the Channel Islands: comprising Jersey Guernsey and Alderney. Please note that this does not include Sark, as their wise men refuse to acknowledge that anything further than a mile from their coastline is not an illusion created by sea-wizards. 

You will work on behalf of our Governments to create awareness and the many positive contributions made by our people and the international finance industry that employs them. You may also be employed to work on tourism. This will involve an hour a week planting negative comments on trip advisor about budget holidays on the Costa Del Sol and writing to the letters page of the daily Telegraph about how terribly inconvenient it is to buy a plastic spade with Euros.

Key Competencies:

The successful candidate will be fluent in blue-sky thinking, envelope pushing, actioning deliverables and demonstrate a strong ability to deploy the phrase " going forward " in the lavishly-printed reports that are presented to select island politicians  and their cackling overlords in the Chamber of Commerce. You will dot I's, cross T,s and make sure that our people are collectively singing from the same hymn sheet. In practice, this means that your average working day will involve playing tennis with treasury ministers, spreading nasty rumours about financial regulation in Luxembourg and chatting about trust funds to a selection of African men who carry briefcases and will never take off their sunglasses.

Duties of the role:

You will manage a complicated and evolving workflow that covers the numerous ways in which the governments of the Channel Islands will do business with the European Union. Outside the 95%  of  your  time  spent " persuading " politicians not to look to closely at our labyrinthine tax bunkers and cheap DVD warehouses, you will be required to manually approve every passport stamp, preventing our people from working in Europe, as well as offering odds on the Grand National on behalf of  the entire working population of Alderney.

This is a challenging and varied role, and your duties will not always be restricted to the promotion of finance and tourism. As well as sampling potatoes and overpriced cider, the duties of your office will also include strict monitoring of cow imports and the quality of exported bull semen. We recommend a stout pair of rubber gloves, a cold shot glass and the accompaniment of some salt and vinegar crisps.

Suitable candidates:

If you have relevant experience in international finance  (or related fields such as estate agency, divorce law or black market organ harvesting) then we'd love to hear from you. Please reply in confidence enclosing a copy of your CV, details of your golf handicap and a brief summary of any particularly amoral decisions you've taken recently.

Please note local candidates will not be considered.



Author Mike Haggler.

http://www.gallerymagazine.co.uk/jersey/jersey%e2%80%99s-man-in-europe
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: ageofaquarius on August 14, 2011, 01:48:35 AM
An amusing articulate post BB, made me chuckle.  ;D
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on December 01, 2011, 03:58:23 AM

To lighten things just a little the item was written by Mike Haggler and in the public domain, and is a couple up on this thread, esspecially with the new appointment of the Izatt replacement on half the money sort of goes hand in hand don´t you think ?

I was going to ask why Treasury Minister keeps ratching up stealth taxes when Camerons Government does something about.................

Plenty of time lets do some more research.

BB
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: moot on December 01, 2011, 04:16:00 AM
Ozouf's written language skills are so poor.  Is it even worth deciphering his blog ramblings in to English?

I doubt it!

language skills aren't the only thing poor with Ozouf. His maths and economics are even poorer. The only thing rich on him is spin and bull
And he is in charge of all our money ! - He's a celebrity get him out of there !  before he sinks the island
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Chevalier Blanc on December 01, 2011, 03:14:58 PM
Have i missed something here only ozouf is the treasury minister is he not?
Anyway just look at the way he went down on bended knees and grovelled for all his worth to keep his minister's job and we all know that once he kept it he will be doing the same things over again!
This lying toad will do anything to keep going on spinning at every opportunity he can to hide his downfalls in a job that he is not good enough to do and hand out money left right and center then come to the States to ask their approval on what he has already done. The £100 pound note is just one simple example of the way he does things and remember the Batle of Flowers the money that he gave there, also getting that pavement walker to be the star and what he payed her.
Come three years from now god willing he wil be voted out or not stand because he knows he wil not get in.
On that subject of three years from now , shenton did not stand for re-election because he knew he would lose but come next time he may put his hat in the ring hoping people wil have forgotting his last time in the States. You know if you are not voted in then it is very difficult to ever get back in so you take a break then try once again at a later election without the losing place over your head from the last time.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on March 24, 2012, 05:03:55 PM

A very interesting insight into the working ( or not ) relationship between Bill Ogley and Treasury Minister Phillip Ozouf from the pen of Tony.

Quote.


Leaked plans to cut one-in-seven States managers and axe three departments have been dropped, the States' top civil servant has confirmed. In response to questions under the Code of Practice on Public Access to Official Information by the JEP, States chief executive Bill Ogley has confirmed that the plans - revealed by the newspaper last September -are not being acted on. (JEP)

http://tonymusings.blogspot.co.uk/.

BB
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on September 17, 2012, 03:15:41 PM

Jersey is doing better  - so says Senator Ozouf one Darius disagrees and gives reasons. Part of his article to read the rest click on link at bottom of page.

The Second Story was that BANKING DEPOSITS AND ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT IN JERSEY FELL significantly, now bear in mind that the amount of money in the world has increased by 200% in the past four years (and if Jersey was doing well it would have received at least its equal share of these) and it is clear to see that Jersey is falling out of favour as a jurisdiction in which to park your wealth.

The over-regulation and strangulation by government continues apace.

The foreign minister is failing to win new business for Jersey and Jersey Finance is just not doing a good job, one might wonder why either exists.

http://jerseylibertarian.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/the-economy-of-states-of-jersey-is-in.html

Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on October 12, 2012, 10:48:54 PM
The Jep tells us with a lovely picture of Senator Ozouf sitting close by that,

JEP.

JERSEY has got a role to play in helping the UK economy return to growth, Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf told Tory Chancellor George Osborne in Tokyo yesterday.

The Senator secured 30 minutes with his Westminster counterpart after a chance meeting at the largest meeting of world finance ministers.

Lets play a scene out of Mock the Week.

Questions that you would " Not ask " UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne in a meeting.

a)  If Jersey is helping the UK return to growth, are you Ok with us attracting wealthy people like Jimmy Carr and  Philip Green , to keep their money away from your UK tax collectors.

b) The Americans are getting very angry about offshore finance centres stocked to the hilt with shell companies and legal tax evading financial companies. When will you Mr Osborne, as UK Chancellor, tell  them in the strongest terms, to look up Delaware in their own country and rather than pick on outsiders trying to make a living, get their own back yard sorted out.

c) Ask the same question but for Delaware substitute the name London.

http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2012/10/12/jersey-has-role-to-play-in-uk-economy-growth/

Phillip Green

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/aug/19/philip-green-liberal-democrats-tax

Delaware

North Orange Street is in Delaware, the most opaque tax jurisdiction in the US, where businesses can use legal means to dramatically reduce the tax they pay.

http://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/2012/07/06/delaware-the-us-tax-haven-of-choice/

bb
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on May 12, 2013, 02:05:04 AM


Senator Ozouf reeled on and on and on about the difference between tax avoidance and evasion. Avoidance is legal and evasion is not he insisted. 

Deputy Tadier had as problem as most people do about the clear difference between the two words.

On his next trip to London, Treasury Minister Ozouf had better tackle the UK chancellor George Osborne who used both words as tax loss to the host country.

In Jersey it is looking like game set and match to Deputy Tadier, who would ever have thought ?


George Osborne.

“I’m determined that tax that is owed must be paid,” he said. “We all agreed on the importance of collective action to tackle tax avoidance and evasion.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/tax/10051346/Osborne-Offshore-tax-havens-must-crackdown-on-illegal-evasion.html

bb


Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on June 08, 2013, 01:03:50 AM
In the recent spat between Deputy Tadier and Treasury Minister Ozouf, The treasury Minister should be praised for flying the Jersey Flag, but he did put the point across several times how well regulated Jersey is and that Jersey advised the French Authorities because we were so clean financially as a finance centre of excellence. If this were true and regulation in Jersey was that robust and tight then Jersey would have nothing to worry about. More proof I am afraid that Deputy Tadier was correct and not everything held in Jersey banks here is clean like some of the business deals.

JEP.

£190m tax victory for UK authorities

THE UK tax authorities have won a £190 million victory against a tax avoidance scheme in which a Jersey bank was a participant.

According to HMRC, SG Hambros Bank in the Channel Islands were involved in administering the scheme put together by promoter Matthew Jenner of London-based NT Advisors.

Under the scheme NT Advisors put together a series of loans and share transactions handled by SG Hambros Bank.
HMRC say that shares in a British Virgin Island company, which had been set up for the purpose, were sold to investors for millions of pounds more than they were worth.

http://www.thisisjersey.com/business/2013/06/07/190m-tax-victory-for-uk-authorities/

bb
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Bentos on June 08, 2013, 04:09:39 AM
Tadier made no mention of banks in the interview, he talked about alleged  " sham trusts "
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: moot on June 10, 2013, 12:36:25 AM
Ozouf reminds me of "Comical Ali" the Iraqi defends minister who went on TV during the attack on Baghdad stating that there Iraq was winning the war with the US and there were no Americans in Iraq whilst, visibly on screen, US soldiers and tanks were coming in right behind him
Him and Ozouf have much in coming as they are in denial and are very comical
Let's call him "Comical Phil" :)
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Chevalier Blanc on June 11, 2013, 03:07:46 PM
Spot on Moot!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on June 19, 2013, 04:24:43 PM
Treasury minister Ozouf is giving out signals about how wealthy Jersey is and how well the accounts for Jersey are looking, in other words the  Government has loads of money coming in, of course it has, its your money, lifted out of your bank account and they have it because they have shifted the balance of taxes from business to personal.

They also have cut front line services, which affect the non wealthy island residents.

Tadier gave us some idea of the seismic shift in the JEP only a couple of days ago under his comment.

The result is in 2011, of £520 million general revenue, company tax contributed £65 million. ?Personal tax contributed £436 million. The balance has completely changed.

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No apologies for offering Mr Bale classic article again basically says it all, and shows the agenda the treasury mister has adopted is not to make islanders quality of life better but lines the pockets of the quango and trust masters. Further more looks like he is about to put Jersey into a borrowing downward spiral for the future generations to sort out.

Mr Roger Bale

THERE are only three things the States can do which people individually, collectively, corporately or co-operatively cannot do better themselves.


http://planetjersey.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,980.msg12493.html#msg12493

Deputy Tadier telling you what Senator Ozouf  would rather not mention, comment 42  ?

http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2013/06/17/of-course-tax-avoidance-goes-on-in-jersey-deputy-tells-channel-4/

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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: danrok on June 19, 2013, 11:51:13 PM
Jersey is far from rich.  Current revenues only just cover the routine essentials.

There is no money for the one-off type of essentials like a new hospital, police station, and so on.

If your wages only covered rent and food, you would not consider yourself to be rich, or in a good position to borrow large sums!  Unless your name is Ozouf.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on June 20, 2013, 12:51:52 AM

If the Jersey tax take dried up completely, which is unlikely, there is enough money to run Jersey for a year and a bit.
There is also a large surplice sitting in the bank, with no mention how much various boards and quangos hold in the bank which is still public money of course.

Maclean said in the States some time back, that the JFSC had £6.5 million and the figure of around £5 million was held in the Jersey Development Company’s Bank also came up in the assembly to another time with members voting for it not to be returned to the public coffers.

From the Jersey Government Accounts 2012. Page 36.

Special Funds

The balance in the Strategic Reserve increased by £56.9 million during the year, and now holds over £651.2 million. This increase was due to returns on its investments held in the Common Investment Fund. Other Funds saw smaller movements in their fund balances, and details are given in their individual pages in the Annex to the Accounts.

Consolidated Fund

As at the end of 2012, the unallocated Consolidated Fund Balance was £31.2 million

http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyReports/2013/R.062-2013%20Part%201%20REPORT.pdf#search=accounts
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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: danrok on June 21, 2013, 12:57:27 AM
Current expenses are around the £1bn mark annually.

In the event of a major sudden economic decline, it would be difficult to predict how much money would be needed.  For example, many people would leave the island which would reduce some expenses but also reduce tax income.

Arguably that £651.2 million could be used to kick-start something new.  But that is small beans in this day and age.

Film industry for Jersey? I think you're looking at several billion just to build studios, so forget that!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on October 26, 2013, 12:48:26 AM

Maybe it is just strange to me that in a recession the Government continues to pile money into the rainy day  ( strategic reserve ) fund. Yet services and funding are cut like kids extra music lessons, university grants, bad roads, there are many more.

The balance in the Strategic Reserve increased by £56.9 million during the year, and now holds over £651.2 million.  Taken from above.

Now many islanders struggling with inflation and no pay increase, are told,

CTV.

Jersey's Treasury Minister has defended his decision to dip into the rainy day fund to pay for the island's new £300 million hospital.

Senator Philip Ozouf told a scrutiny panel the strategic reserve had a healthy balance of £720 million.

Jersey's Treasury Minister has defended his decision to dip into the rainy day fund to pay for the island's new £300 million hospital.

http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline%5Fjerseynews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=507808

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Again it has gone up a whopping £70 million, are islanders being over taxed and ripped off, so Senator Ozouf can fill up the savings account ?

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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on January 09, 2014, 01:04:52 AM

Is someone getting a little nervous and wanting public exposure ? This is almost as desperate as fag ends on beaches.

JEP

A FRENCH-SPEAKING politician wants Island authorities to correct glaring inaccuracies that have crept into dozens of Jersey’s French road signs.
Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf wants to end the use of the French definite article – Le, La and Les – at the beginning of road names.

http://www.thisisjersey.com/news/2014/01/08/a-road-by-any-other-name/

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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Fritz on January 09, 2014, 01:20:51 AM
One would think that there are more important issues than street names.
Maybe not. "This is Jinsy", after all. :o
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: danrok on January 09, 2014, 01:58:58 AM
The article is quite hilarious.  Going on about consulting experts, over basic French!

You only have to look here to see that the Le, La or Les is not normally used:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Streets_in_Paris
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Little Bob on January 09, 2014, 02:03:06 AM
It wouldnt be an issue if the road names were supposed to be in French. Jersey hasnt got French road names, just French sounding road names. the old Jersey language is not French, so why should our roads be changed to *actual* french!

Perhaps Ozouf should look up what battle Jersey won over two hundred years ago, celebrating its anniversary two days ago.....
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: danrok on January 09, 2014, 02:19:21 AM
No, only some road names are 100% Jèrriais.

Others are English, French, a mix of say French and  Jèrriais, or words which can't be traced reliably.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Fritz on January 09, 2014, 02:55:00 AM
I thought the whole idea of having, "French sounding names". was to do with tourism.
"Nearer to France, closer to home", or something like that.

Ouzouf clearly has too much time on his hands now that he,s sorted out all the really important stuff like unemployment, housing, immigration etc.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: moot on January 09, 2014, 04:26:06 AM
He's has finally lost the plot - Great !
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: ageofaquarius on January 09, 2014, 05:51:42 AM
Bit early for an April fool  ::)
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: gladiator on January 09, 2014, 05:58:40 AM
Oh la la senator Ozouf what an original, efficient and very important way to put your French education to use! How sad and desperate is it that a treasury minister booked a photographer to be photographed kneeling down at a road sign in order to get some publicity.  :o
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: ageofaquarius on January 09, 2014, 08:56:40 PM
Oh yes look how intelligent he is, realising how ignorant we all are as an Island by displaying  imperfect french road signs. I know lets spend £25K and change them into the French wot I was taught.

Mr Ozouf this is Jersey and we have a patois that most French would not understand, so move away from the signs and get on with your work. 
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: man in the street on January 09, 2014, 10:04:04 PM
a pal of mine.
 who lived in brittany  for a number  of years was told that (   when i he  was in  the  south of  france ) spoke  french  with  a  breton  accent.
 lets  save  the  taxpayer  some  cash  and   stay  as  we are .  any one  know  the  french  word  for  squandering?
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on January 10, 2014, 12:44:37 AM

Of 58 jep  comments as of now, maybe 10% agree or do not disagree with Ozouf, the rest - well you have probably read them.
To think this man can write a cheque for £250 million without the permission of the States.  Roll on the elections.

My favorite

45

Lala Land

January 9, 2014 at 11:20 am

Aw.. Give the man a break. And a spray can of white paint, a roll of masking tape. That should keep him busy, and out of the States for the short term!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: GeeGee on January 10, 2014, 02:03:08 AM
In my very limited knowledge of French the word for squandering is 'Philip Ozouf'!

Today in a radio interview he said he was often pulled up on his bad command of written English and punctuation and was not a pedant.

Surely you are being pedantic over this trifling matter Mr O?
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: danrok on January 10, 2014, 11:23:14 PM
a pal of mine.
 who lived in brittany  for a number  of years was told that (   when i he  was in  the  south of  france ) spoke  french  with  a  breton  accent.
 lets  save  the  taxpayer  some  cash  and   stay  as  we are .  any one  know  the  french  word  for  squandering?

"Dilapider" is the French equivalent.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: man in the street on January 11, 2014, 04:13:10 AM
dillapider.
  sounds  very   close   to  dilapidated .
 "  i have  dilapidated  the  contents of my  wallet "
  got  to laugh   danrok .
   even if it is  so  tragic.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on January 29, 2014, 12:09:54 AM
At last the truth is almost out, hidden amongst the explanation recorded for all to hear by Treasury Minister Ozouf, in a BBC interview.

Freddie Cohen is on record as saying if a down turn occurred then the States could rent out the brand new modern up to date offices for their own departments.

However the whole gold plated reason for a Government agency wanting to build six office blocks, four hundred apartments and sink a road with a new tunnel was to take Jersey into the future regarding modern financial institutions.

Giving a high tech base for financial corporate businesses to move to little Jersey and expand their business, good for them and also our economy.

This is possibly why the treasurer Phillip Ozouf refuses to honour his predecessors promise to States members to commission an up to date independent commercial valuation, getting also data on the financial economic climate and the need for giant offices blocks at this time and in the future, to be built by a company owned by the states.

Should the intention be to house states departments then this clearly means there IS NOT THE COMMERCIAL DEMAND.

Which again means according to Ozouf that not one brick will be laid until fully tenanted.

Clearly Ozouf floated the idea during the interview but he is crafty give him that - Property services have been looking for years -  gave the clue.

Matthew Price missed an opportunity ( which to be fair is easily done when on the hoof ) to ask him if that was really his and the CoM real plan.

Should Ozouf had said yes it was highly possible there would be calls for him to resign as he sold this to the assembly saying rents would generate £20 million, there will be no public money spent, and there is desperate need for this type of office space from the market. All of which will be lies if States departments go any where near this development. Hear him float the idea, its at the link below.

Thanks again to the excellent thejerseyway sound recording internet site and voiceforchildren who have both made it possible to hear  Phillip Ozouf introducing the idea of States departments becoming involved in occupying the Financial Quarter and also to Fritz a PJ member who I believe wrote this would happen some time back.

      4.08 minutes into the 9.10 minute interview.

 â€œ The States for many years have been looking for a number of years to consolidate all states offices on a site, as we know States offices are not evenly efficiently distributed around St Helier and there was talk at the time that the Jersey post site could have offered an option for the States. “


Ozouf and stolen emails

http://voiceforchildren.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/state-media-philip-ozouf-and-stolen-e.html

Boatyboy.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on March 01, 2014, 04:52:30 PM
In his latest bid at self public image advancement with an election less than eight months away treasury Minister Phillip Ozouf announces :

JEP

We’re with you on tax evaders, Treasurer tells UK government

Jersey fully supports a new initiative by the UK government to crackdown on people using offshore centres to evade taxes, Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf has said.

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http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2014/02/25/ozouf-2/

Without doubt he is an articulate and gifted speaker, talking the talk is very different to then having the courage and commitment to carry out what you have said, after all words are cheap !

A suggested Statement for Senator Ozouf.

Treasury Minister Ozouf  on the International Finance Island of Jersey stuns London and Europe by announcing that he has instructed the Jersey Financial Services Commission to investigate any deposits taken from the disgraced Ukrainian President or his elite group of signatories, who have been accused of stealing a substantial amount of their countries wealth and placing it in tax havens around the world.

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That would indeed be walking the walk, that is if he means to crackdown on illegal money in this case not tax evaded simply stolen. Maybe the sums are to great Phillip and Jersey does not want to scare the Russian’s ?
Euronews

Swiss prosecutor opens money laundering probe into ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych

http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/28/swiss-prosecutor-opens-money-laundering-probe-into-ousted-ukrainian-president-/


Boatyboy.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on June 26, 2014, 03:28:41 PM
There is no doubt that some politicians are keen and hard working Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf being of that group. His new plan to delegate spending to civil servants is misguided, but could create a fog should an investment go wrong.

Upon taking up office once elected, all politicians take an oath to be prudent with the islanders hard earned tax pound. How can it be the case when you delgate to civil servants to spend other peoples money, and you take a back seat, and have little or no knowledge as minister in charge.

Of course this is happening already, in Jersey's tax and spend Government. Ask Senator Ozouf ( treasury ministers ) advice to Economics Minister Maclean about a loss of £200,000 on a fantasy non existent film. How about Mr Henry from SoJDC and his board's generous £100,000 to have a wall repaired around a derelict pool that has been criticised for having too few days of guaranteed weather and a tide that covers it to often at the wrong time of day, to make it feasible. No just give them the money they are friends and inconvenient truths don't matter, keep on spending.

Given Jersey's affection for paying off civil servants, some of whom are clever, interested and efficient by the way, unlike Mr Ogley who took part in the illegal ? removal of Jerseys Police Chief, without proper due process, with his own hand written minutes which were then disputed, amateur and wrong in that all important meetings are recorded by a third party.

Mr Ogley took out an injunction against te JEP when he was the second man regarding email correspondence, it must be very clear to many people that a signature should be required by a politician who can be held accountable by the electorate for squandering the money from the public purse  as senior civil servants are obviously not accountable in the same way. If they were many would be seeking other employment.

Accountability would be far removed, should Treasury Minister Ozouf get his way. As with the herd of quangos taking charge of Jersey, responcibilty appears a word that many politicians do not understand and if they do, they want less to do with it.

Channel on line, minister to delegate.

http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline%5Fjerseynews/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=511609

Boatyboy.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on December 18, 2014, 10:31:20 PM
What on earth is going on in CM Gorst's mind wanting to create a new digital Ministery and having a politician that serves and island nine miles by five based in London two days a week but no doubt flying off around the world on a regular bases. Is this work not already covered by professionals from Jersey ?

Jersey Finance.

Jersey Finance, which is run as a not-for-profit making organisation, was formed in 2001 to represent and promote Jersey as an international financial centre of excellence. We are funded by members of the local finance industry and the States of Jersey government, and also have offices in Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi and representation in London, Mumbai and Delhi.

http://www.jerseyfinance.je/about-jersey-finance

Digital Jersey - OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of Digital Jersey is to act as an accelerator for the digital economy and as an accelerator for a digitally enabled society. The digital economy includes the digital sector itself and the application of technology across all sectors.
                   
……………………..also seeking to attract new technology businesses to the Island.

If you are a company providing technology-based products and services considering Jersey as a location to develop your business, we can help you to assess the benefits and use our on-island connections to make this process easier.

http://www.digital.je
 
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Is not the place of a local politician, to be available full time on Jersey to converse with his / her constituents, is it not the place of a local politician to leave the selling and promotion of business to the private sector or States funded quango's with employees trained in the subject.

There is something stark staring raving loony about forming a ministerial position for a digital Minister who spends two days shacked up in London when Jersey already funds and office there. In his last terms of office the treasury minister  Phillip Ozouf allowed more arms length quango's to be funded and be created then in any previous term, is this a thank you to all friends including ex civil servants now on the gravy train which he being off island can now join ?

Unbelievable,  and I hope the states see sense and vote against this new ministerial position being created, requiring it's own platform of staff  and expense in an island running at a deficit.

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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on January 18, 2017, 01:16:49 AM
Responsibilities[edit]

Since the October 2014 election, Senator Ozouf acts as Assistant Chief Minister with responsibility for Financial Services, Digital and Competition matters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Ozouf_Jr

Angry CM Gorst was seriously cornered and probably in a state of shock as the questions from various backbenchers just kept on coming over the innovation fund farce.

A question from one of the deputies  added a lot of clarity regarding Philips Ozoufs position. The question went something like “ who has the chief minister delegated to take over the assistant chief ministers departments.

CM Gorst replied that he personally would be taking over finance and would let the assembly know in due course who would be taking over the other depts.

In other words  Philips Ozouf's political portfolio is to be split and given to other ministers.

The chief minister can sack his ministers, he can not make them resign from the states. It does appear though that two other ministers are in deep trouble as they were heavily involved with the innovation fund and signed off loans. Both Senators Maclean and Farnham are in the sights of the incompetence squad, as is the chairman of the board Tim Herbert who was party to who got the money and who did not.

Senator Philip Ozouf

I will answer for all actions during my time of political responsibility but it is for others to do likewise.

http://www.ozouf.je/blog/statement-jersey-innovation-fund/

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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Chevalier Blanc on January 18, 2017, 04:48:24 AM
gorst did not have the guts to sack ozouf!
All the old lies coming out blaming everybody else but he will take the blame, makes you want to cry. Then gorst is setting up an enquiry using a QC ( that will cost us ) to see just who is to blame. Is it a civil servant or politician or both?  Anything to try and save ozouf.
ozouf has resign from being a deputy chief minister but only that. Everything else he still controls.
ozouf is toxic! gorst has just shot himself in the foot and will not get re-elected come 2018. ozouf will take down anybody he can with him rather then take the full blame of all the things he had been involved in.
What a show he put on in the chamber!  First class act!  Look at me i am the one who is trying to sort this out! I am always the one that comes in to sort anything out for the states and people of Jersey.  He even wiped his eyes. So pitiful i could have cried.
Bad day in the chamber for the people of this island!
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on January 18, 2017, 02:50:50 PM
The States Employment Board 2014 consists of Ian Gorst, Andrew Green, A. Maclean, Constable J Gallichan St John, and Constable Troquer,

Remember This:

Rules not followed on top civil servant post


Senior officials claim that Mr Curtis provided that advice and did not inform his colleagues on the commission or have their support – a fact ministers only became aware of after the appointment.

However, Mr Curtis denies that allegation and says that the commission discussed and agreed the advice together – and he says he has the minutes of the meetings to prove it.

He declined to share those minutes with the JEP.


http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/11/23/rules-not-followed-on-top-civil-servant-post/

Deputy Tracy Vallois was dismayed and even though the contract had been signed she tried to get it annulled.

http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2015/12/03/states-vote-against-terminating-contract-of-jerseys-top-civil-servant/

Now call me a sceptic if you wish, but yesterday in the states it was announced obvious pal of the SEB John Richardson, he of high office that did no more than tickle the wrists of Mr King and Mr Gallichan with no disciplinary action against the two advantage takers over the golfing jolly. Deputy Russel Lamy who was clearly upset and angry asked if it was right that Mr Richardson head of the civil service should carry out an investigation of his own civil servants ( those involved with the innovation fund farce ) given the whitewash of the golfing jolly investigation ?

Well said Deputy Russel. This gets confusing because now John Richardson will not be dealing with this directly he will be in charge ( big relief to Gorst, Maclean, Green and friends of Philip ) of finding an independent accountant who wants a big bag of money to be interviewed by one person Mr Richardson ( Thanks Ian for giving me three more years at £230,000 a year and extra in my pension pot, some people may think I owe you ) who will no doubt find an accountant with the right attitude and come up with the right solution, rather like the jolly super duper did nothing wrong golfers.

Stroll on.
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Late news well worth a read

Philip Ozouf caught out in statements supplied by tonymusings blog who takes all credit.

http://tonymusings.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/an-eye-on-local-politics.html

Boatyboy
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Chevalier Blanc on January 19, 2017, 02:45:45 AM
Deputy Tracy Vallois told ozouf and co in December 19th. 2016 about the law and Jersey borrowing money.
The states cannot borrow any more money so the £450M for the hospital is coming from where?
You do not need brains to be an estate agent but you do if you are the Minister for Treasury. Goes to show gorst. ozouf. maclean and farnhman just should not be in the states looking after the island's money etc etc.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on January 19, 2017, 02:52:36 AM
There are comments on the JEP site having a go at Sam Mezec for what he said in the Royal Square.

What did he say, well it has just gone up on line and lasts less than two minutes,do you think is he out of order ?

Thanks to the Bailiwick Express. You need to scroll down - there are two short videos.

http://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/public-rally-more-just-anti-ozouf-say-protesters/?t=i#.WH_TGEv6fLQ

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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on June 30, 2017, 11:17:51 PM
Did you know that taxpayers can be liable to pay for politicians spouses or boy - girlfriends on trips away.

It is not me claiming this it is Philip Ozouf:

some flights purchased on behalf of his partner had been done on his States credit card, "…   because actually you're allowed to do that."

Credit to the B/Express

http://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/news/ozouf-expenses/?t=i#.WVZ3dkvGPLQ

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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: shortport on July 01, 2017, 01:36:41 AM
Nothing will happen,only 'lessons have been learn't'.
The rest of the muppets in the states won't bat an eyelid.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: gladiator on July 01, 2017, 04:54:09 AM
Unbelievable or just the Jersey way.

http://www.itv.com/news/channel/2017-06-30/former-assistant-chief-minister-spends-11-000-on-states-credit-card/

States regulations prohibit officers from putting personal expenses on their work credit card.

However, the strict regulations do not extend to ministers, or their spending.

Can’t help but wondering what the breakdown of the chief minister’s  and the rest of the ministers' states credit cards would  reveal?

Chief Minister’s salary, expenses and gifts (FOI):

https://www.gov.je/Government/Pages/StatesReports.aspx?ReportID=2816

http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyDeclarationsOfInterest/Gorst%20IJ.pdf?_ga=2.146158775.243097616.1498855432-108354971.1491546701


TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPENSES 2015: MINISTERS AND ASSISTANT MINISTERS

http://www.statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyReports/2016/R.117-2016.pdf
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Chevalier Blanc on July 01, 2017, 03:15:29 PM
Does pzof not take with him spare clothes when going away?   Bought new ones because his got soaking wet.
Every day new things keep popping up with ozouf and gorst still wants to bring him back into the fold.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on July 16, 2017, 06:15:59 PM

THE economic output of Jersey’s finance industry has declined almost 30 per cent since the pre-recession peak in 2007, new States figures have revealed.

http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/06/28/30-fall-in-finance-industry-economic-output/

In 2014 it was becoming clear that Senator Philip Ozouf felt that ( elected ) backbench politicians should be excluded from any decision making or important policy information by the executive council of minister, as shown in this posting.

http://planetjersey.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=3844.msg58698#msg58698

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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: shortport on July 16, 2017, 11:52:25 PM
Maybe now would be a good time to reveal the Mackenzie report,now that Gorst is sorting out the Jersey way.While he is at it,maybe he could also share the secret report on the pros and cons of 11k's in the island.
Or maybe his backbone has gone all wobbly again.The more I think of this man and his inability to deal with anything the more he disgusts me.Why is Lewis still in the states even?
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Jerry Gosselin on August 03, 2017, 11:25:02 PM
"A man his 40s is helping police with their enquiries into alleged unlawful spending on a States credit card":

http://www.channel103.com/police-probe-states-credit-card-misuse/


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Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: Fritz on August 04, 2017, 01:00:09 AM
Anyone who has paid back money has obviously been caught unlawfully spending it.
"Simples".
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: shortport on August 04, 2017, 02:30:56 AM
We will probably never know who it is and they won't be held accountable or punished.Same old shit.
Title: Re: Economic Development Minister: Senator Philip Ozouf
Post by: boatyboy on September 10, 2017, 03:44:40 PM

Came across and interesting article relating to the history of Philip Ozouf though it may interest readers.

Put together by the Jersey Action Group it makes interesting reading and took some research.

Quote:

In the recent world of Jersey politics, there have been some decisions made which have baffled many members of the public. All relate back to Ian Gorst and his relationship with Philip Ozouf. Gorst credits Ozouf with having great ability and talent. Others, including Kristina Moore think the same. Many others think the opposite.

https://www.facebook.com/JerseyActionGroup/posts/1332326120207943

All credit to Jersey Action Group.

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