Attac Jersey is a Member of the International Tax Justice Network. We are Members of the Association for the Taxation of financial Transactions for the Benefit of Citizens, (ATTAC) and the Tax Justice Network, (TJN). The aims of both organisations are to research, educate and campaign to further public awareness. We are seeking to alleviate poverty through the creation of just taxation systems to fund social goods.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Treasury Minister Philip Ozouf's response in the Jersey Evening Post to Senator Alan Breckon's request to remove the Island's Goods and Services Tax from food and fuel.
SCRAPPING GST on food and household fuel bills would lead to the tax rising on other goods and cost the Island £8 million, the Treasury Minister warned today.
Speaking following the launch of a new bid to create the exemptions, Senator Philip Ozouf said that the matter had been debated six times by the States and rejected at every turn.
As reported yesterday, Senator Alan Breckon, the chairman of the Jersey Consumer Council which campaigns for a better deal for consumers, is calling on States Members to back his new proposal to remove GST from foodstuffs in line with the UK and domestic energy costs.