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Friday, 20 May 2011

"Why Are We Constantly Being Ripped Of In Jersey" and who is allowing it to happen?

A MAJOR investigation into the huge gap between food prices in Jersey and the UK has been announced.
The competition watchdog – which has the power to demand files and records, and to demand entry to premises to look for evidence – is to be asked to look into profit margins on food by Economic Development Minister Alan Maclean.
He said that Islanders were rightly concerned about the difference in food prices, and that he wanted the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority to review the situation.
Food prices went up by 22% between December 2007 and March this year, well ahead of average price inflation.
The JCRA is in the final stages of a major report on heating oil and petrol prices that is due before the end of the month.

1 comment:

  1. What are the odds for a lot of fuss and hissing but nothing gets done about it?
    What can the States do apart from subsidise the cost of some foodstuffs or, as suggested on the JEPs web site, open an outlet in direct competition to the retail traders and sell at cost. And the States wont do either as its members probably have family\friend links to the shop owners themselves.

    Welcome to capitalism at its finest.

    Cynical? Moi? Oh yes when it comes down to politics.

    The Beano is not the Rag