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The Review of the Fiscal Policy Framework and Fiscal Pressures

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Policy & Resources Committee - P.2019/142

The States are asked to decide:

Whether, after consideration of the Policy Letter entitled 'The Review of the Fiscal Policy Framework and Fiscal Pressures', dated 25 November 2019, they are of the opinion:

1. To adopt the Fiscal Policy Framework and its Principles as outlined in Section 5 of the Policy Letter.

2. To direct the Policy & Resources Committee, in consultation with all States Members and further to public engagement, to conduct a review to ensure that Guernsey's tax base is capable of raising sufficient revenues to meet long-term government expenditure needs in a sustainable manner within the boundaries of the Fiscal Policy Framework.

3. To agree that the review should be conducted in accordance with the Terms of Reference and methodology laid out in paragraphs 3.16 to 3.20 of the Policy Letter and be presented to the States for consideration by no later than June 2021.

The above propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications in accordance with Rule 4(1) of the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees.

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