Hailed as possibly the most important document in the history of the States, it was described as everything from a ‘road map for the future’ to ‘not even a wish list’ during the debate.
At the heart of the plan is the belief of the Council of Ministers that the Island’s core social services – housing, health and education – need more investment and that will come from the £20 million a year in savings being made through cost-cutting and improved efficiency.
Instead of wiping that amount off the States spending bill, the money will be reinvested in those services.
By backing the plan, Members have also endorsed the policy of pursuing economic growth, and allowing an increase in the working population of up to 500 a year.
Members voted by 40 to five to accept the amended plan, with Deputy Rob Duhamel abstaining.
After the vote Chief Minister Frank Walker thanked Members for their clear support and said it would now be for ministers to deliver.