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Jersey Review



A review and forecast of Jersey's international business, legal and investment climate.


A Tax Structure For 2020

Jersey, like the UK's other Crown dependencies of Guernsey and the Isle of Man, is facing up to a moment of truth as it struggles to fit its corporate tax regime within the Iron Maiden of the EU's Code of Conduct Committee. For the last few years, Jersey has been operating a 'zero/10' regimes in which the financial sectors is taxed at 10% while other types of company are exempt from income taxation.

Jersey hoped this would be enough for it to escape the reach of the Committee, but it was not to be - the island has been too successful, so its competitors in Continental Europe insist on 'transparency' and a 'level playing field', hoping to force Jersey into taxing all companies the same.

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Jersey’s Standing Enhanced by Series of Independent Endorsements

By Geoff Cook, chief executive Jersey Finance Limited

At a time of increasing international scrutiny for international finance centres as a result of the global financial crisis, leading jurisdictions such as Jersey with a solid reputation and a sound regulatory pedigree have emerged in a stronger position.

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Fund Management A Jersey Asset

Jersey is not alone in competing against major EU fund management centres such as Ireland and Luxembourg, but has done just as well as its competitors, and better than most of them. Collective Investment Funds are supervised by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) under the Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1988, and if 'recognised' are allowed to be marketed in the UK.

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Jersey Can Increase Your Wealth

Trust management, particularly for wealthy UK individuals, was Jersey's traditional business. Successive tightenings of UK anti-avoidance legislation have reduced the possibilities for UK citizens, but Jersey's trust business has continued to grow based on a more international clientele, and following the introduction of the purpose trust, a surge in corporate trust work.

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The Success Of CISX

The Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) commenced operations on 27 October, 1998 with 23 founder members. Its aim is to provide trading and listing of investment funds, debt instruments and shares in companies and to bring the expertise available in the Channel Islands to the expanding network of international businesses requiring expert offshore financial services in the European time-zone.

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Banking Attracts Worldwide Depositors

Statistics released by the JFSC in April 2010 showed that over the previous nine years, total bank deposits held in Jersey have increased by more than GBP50bn, achieving a peak in 2007. At the end of September 2009, there were 47 banks in Jersey, holding deposits of GBP170.6bn.

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Jersey Industry Insight

E-Commerce, Opportunities in the Island of Jersey
by Grant Twine, Director, Basel eBusiness Limited

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