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Update from Chamber 17/04/2020

Apr 17, 2020


Friday update from Chamber

One hopes you have that ‘Friday Feeling’ about you? I suspect some will have had that feeling several times this week already.

We had previously highlighted on our updates, we would be expecting revised FAQ’s, that would be published today regarding the Phase 2 Co-Funding scheme. At the point of writing, whilst we have not seen any updates, we do recognise a great deal of good work is ongoing to ensure any revisions fully answer as many questions as possible, including some Chamber has raised. Chamber have had several calls enquiring on this from members this afternoon. The value of getting this huge funding scheme right requires great care in the technical detail and much patience from all of us too, and I suspect we will rightly see an update after the weekend.

News

GST changes to be deferred in light of Covid-19. 

Today, the Government of Jersey has announced that it will be deferring the changes to the "de minimis" level for paying GST on unaccompanied imported goods for personal use. This change is being deferred due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.gov.je/News/2020/Pages/GSTChangesDeferred.aspx

Transfer bus tickets to be introduced

The Minister for Infrastructure has welcomed an announcement from LibertyBus to introduce transfer tickets on its services.

https://www.gov.je/News/2020/Pages/TransferTickets.aspx

Next States Sitting

And the States Assembly sits next week on Tuesday 21st April at 09:30.

The order paper is here: https://statesassembly.gov.je/AssemblyOrderPapers/2020/2020.04.21%20Order%20Paper.pdf

Help

Our friends at Ogier, have let us know of new guidance issued on swearing powers of attorney by video call. The Law Society of Jersey has issued helpful clarification on swearing powers of attorney while adhering to lockdown restrictions, allowing for the use of video call in the signing and witnessing of the execution of powers of attorney, so long as certain requirements are met.

Food and Drink

Well more drink than food here, but from three of our values members who’ve been delivering, quite literally too!

Randalls have both food and wine flying out to homes from their team – including Gavin!

https://www.randalls-jersey.co.uk/drinks-home-delivery/ 

https://www.randalls-jersey.co.uk/food-home-delivery/ 

Dunell’s have some special offers too…

Jane tells me they have amazing offers on mixed wine cases including the incredibly popular Mystery and Lucky Dip boxes plus since it is World Malbec Day today all ONLINE orders over £75 placed TODAY will receive a free bottle of our juicy new favourite Malbec from South of France, Hornhead Malbec 2018 worth £7.95. It’s a cracker! 🍷👍🏻 I hear Neil has been on the vans too!

And Liberation Group says: Even though the pubs and bars are shut we want to share some special wines offers from sister company Victor Hugo Ltd. 

April 17th is Malbec World Day and there are some great offers on Malbec wines from 4.95 a bottle. We are offering free local delivery for all orders over £70. go to our online store www.victorhugo.je

Enjoy the weekend, stay safe, please stay a home and stay in touch,

Murray.


Murray Norton

Chief Executive

JERSEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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