Status: Self-governing Crown Dependency
Location: In the Bay of St Malo, 166km south of England. The biggest of the Channel Islands.
Capital: St Helier
Business language: English
Currency: Pounds sterling, local currency
Time zone: GMT and BST
Business hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5.30pm
Average temperatures of 8ºc in winter and 21ºc in summer.
The Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Tel: + 44 1534 24536/871031
Fax: + 44 1534 34942
Chief Advisor to the States of Jersey
PO Box Box 140
Tel: + 44 1534 603000
Jersey Financial Services
PO Box 267
Tel: + 44 1534 822000
EXPAT EMPLOYMENT DETAILS
Work permits are not required for EU nationals but permission must be obtained from the housing committee to rent or purchase property.
Good communications have been an important factor in Jersey's growth. Frequent flights to England and France offer fast and easy access to the City of London and European markets. Jersey also has excellent telecommunication links.
POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STABILITY
Jersey has a strong economy with no public debt, a high standard of public and private services and a high standard of living. Political stability in the absence of political parties, combined with a low-tax status and appropriate economic policies have proved attractive to potential investors and companies. Jersey has a special relationship with the EU.
Traditionally attracting high net worth individuals, Jersey now has a large and active finance sector serving the needs of private individuals and corporate bodies worldwide.
ADVANTAGES OF JERSEY
- Over 30 years of quality service.
- High standard of investor protection.
- Advantageous and stable regime "offshore Europe".
- Commerical legislation meeting international standards.
- Good relationship between Government and business.
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