Immigration soared to its highest recorded level last year as the Island’s population swelled to almost 103,000. According to the Jersey Population Estimate, net migration into Jersey last year stood at 1,500 – the highest level since the States’ Statistics Unit started annual records in 2001.
Addressing an audience at the Institute of Directors lunch yesterday at the Grand Hotel, Senator Gorst said that new measures were due to be introduced to cut the number of permissions to employ new migrants.
Meanwhile, during his 30-minute speech, the Chief Minister also defended Jersey’s controversial zero-ten tax policy but said some changes were planned. He added that without zero-ten, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man would have seen their ‘economies, communities and ways of life devastated’.
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