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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

"Jersey Nine Times Thicker Than Guernsey"

£656,370 – legal cost of failed tax relief move

Economic Development Minister Alan Maclean
Economic Development Minister Alan MaClunt

THE legal bill for the States’ failed bid to overturn the UK’s decision to scrap a tax relief for Jersey’s fulfilment industry is nearly double the original estimate and nearly nine times the sum Guernsey paid.

Alan MaClunt   '40 watts'   Dim Bastard!!!
Earlier this year the Jersey and Guernsey States appealed to the High Court to overturn the UK government’s decision to end the controversial Low-Value Consignment Relief, which allowed Channel Islands firms to export cheap goods to the UK VAT-free. But the High Court ruled against the islands.

It has now been revealed that Jersey’s legal costs stand at £656,370 – well above the original estimate of £360,000. And the bill will increase further when the UK government submits a claim for its costs, which are to be paid by the two islands. Jersey’s costs are also significantly higher than Guernsey, which has spent just £75,000.

Economic Development Minister Alan Maclean said that costs increased after the States’ legal team decided to compile extra witness statements ahead of the case.

Senator Maclean said: ‘The initial estimate was an assessment by the Law Officers department. However, since then, there was significant additional work which had to be undertaken in preparing for the case, and this led to an increase in costs.’

4 comments:

  1. decided to compile extra witness statements ahead of the case.,

    And although supposed to be working with Guernsey kept pushing the buttons to make the cash register go up and up and up and……….

    Loads of dosh taken of the Jersey Government so everything is normal.

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  2. A St Aubin DuckJuly 11, 2012 12:49 pm

    Even the roadsweeper in St Aubin, who's best friend is a duck, knew we could not win this.

    Why did they even entertain the idea of trying?

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  3. THIS SPOILED AND OVER PRIVILEGED BOY IS SIMPLY NOT MAN ENOUGH FOR THE JOB..A PONCY SPOILED BRAT WHO COULD NOT FIND HIS OWN ASS WITH BOTH HANDS HAS DELIVERED CLANGER AFTER CLANGER...THE RINGBINDER PARK WITH NO CAR PARK OR CAFE FIASCO....DOSH TO HIS CHINLESS MATES AT THE RUGBY CLUB ...SUPERCILLIOUS CLOWNS LIKE HIM LINE THEIR POCKEST EXPECT TO BE ' HAIL FELLOW WELL MET ' AT ' DO'S 'AND HAVE NO ACUMEN WHATEVER AS THEY SQUANDER THE HARD WORKING PEOPLES MONEY WHILST SWIGGING CHAMPAGNE...THIS ISLAND DOES NEITHER NEED OR WANT SUCH ELITIST RETARDS HE MUST GO

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  4. That blundering fucking "estate agent" is one incompetent dangerous bastard who should be sacked, what does it matter to him and many of his colleagues that £656,000 was poured down the drain.
    These bastards have never eaten an "Iceland" dinner, when we are told how much "costs" we still have to pay, we will know the exact amount this latest "fuckup" will cost the Taxpayer, not that it makes a blind bit of differance as there will (as usual) be no recriminations.
    Most of our Government, (masquerading as Politicians, but are really fucking imposters) would not last 10 fucking minutes in the Private sector!!!

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