The Senator has amended his own proposition to include domestic energy and fuel costs, replacing Deputy Alan Breckon’s similar amendment.
The list of items to be excluded from the tax if Senator Syvret gets his way on 24 October is: 1 Basic foodstuffs.
2 Medical services and products.
3 Education fees.
4 Childcare costs.
5 Life insurance policies.
6 Books and newspapers.
7 Children’s clothing.
8 Domestic energy and fuel.
Although his fellow ministers are expected to contest the move, Senator Syvret says that it is unfair that the Fiscal Strategy effectively tries to shift the tax burden away from companies and on to the poorest people in the community.
‘All people have to buy these things including the very poorest people, but also people who do not necessarily have a lot of money and who struggle financially because of the very high cost of living in Jersey,’ said Senator Syvret.