The size and composition of the population, and in particular the working population, is a significant factor in Guernsey's economic prosperity.
Population Management Review Panel
A Population Management Review Panel has been established, and is chaired by the President of the Policy & Resources Committee. The Panel has determined its recommendations for the principles that should apply to the size and make-up of the working population, which have been considered by both the Committee for Home Affairs and the Policy & Resources Committee.
Further work will include consideration of dependency policies that will enable the economy to flourish whilst respecting the fact that Guernsey's infrastructure is unable to support unlimited immigration. The Panel consulted with employers in mid-2018, specifically focusing on Short-Term Employment Permits, and is developing policy to include consideration of the ways in which an individual can become a Permanent Resident.
The Panel is currently on track to bring a joint Policy Letter from the Policy & Resources Committee and the Committee for Home Affairs to the States of Deliberation in Q3 2019.