Gavin St Pier, Guernsey’s Policy and Resources President – the island’s equivalent to the Chief Minister – said that there were several areas in which the islands would benefit from working together and added that transforming services was necessary so that both governments could ‘deliver sustainable public finances’.
The Deputy said that there ‘isn’t a public service which is not capable of being shared’ and listed several areas in which there could be improvements in co-operation between the islands, such as in collecting tax and distributing benefits.
Deputy St Pier, who was elected as president of Guernsey’s Policy and Resources Committee in May, criticised previous governments in both bailiwicks for failing to properly consider pooling resources.
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