Welcome to our Population Management Page
We will be adding information to this page as the policies that will support the administration of the new Law are agreed. Please remember that these policies do not come into effect until 3rd April 2017 but are being published for your information in the lead up to the implementation of the new Law.
New Policies (from 3rd April 2017)
- Agreed absences
- Criminal Convictions & Public Interest Policy
- Transition Rules & Policies
- Discretionary Resident Permit (DRP) Policies
Documents & Presentations
Employer Information & Presentations
Population Employment Advisory Panel
- What is the Panel's role?
- The Population Employment Advisory Panel (PEAP) provides up to date information to the Committee for Home Affairs about the Island's dynamic employment market, and the current and future needs of the Island's employers.
- There are six PEAP members, and an independent Chairperson. Between them, the six members represent the interests of all sectors of employment in Guernsey. The PEAP is a channel for information to flow from the Island's business sectors to the Committee for Home Affairs about the different levels of skills and manpower shortages in Guernsey and Employment Permit policies. In this way, Guernsey businesses have direct input into policy development.
- The PEAP also reports to the Committee for Home Affairs about the effectiveness of current Employment Permit policies.
- To provide the Committee for Home Affairs with regular information on those sectors of the economy in which:
- a) there are persistent shortages of labour with skills required by the relevant sectors,
- b) some labour with appropriate skills exist, but not in sufficient numbers to meet the demand for such high level skills in the relevant sectors, and
- c) there are shortages of labour that do not require particular skills.
- To provide independent advice and evidence-based recommendations to the Committee for Home Affairs on matters that are relevant to employment-related population management policies.
- To provide a monitoring report to the Committee for Home Affairs every six months.
- At the request of the Committee for Home Affairs, to review and comment on any existing employment-related population management policies or any such policies that are under development.
- Who are we?
- The PEAP comprises a Chairman and six ordinary members, none of whom are sitting States Members, elected by the States on the recommendation of the Committee for Home Affairs. It has the power to elect a vice-Chairman from its membership and to co-opt other members on a non-voting, short-term basis.
- The Chairman and members serve a four-year term of office, but this is staggered so that three are replaced every two years.
- A Panel member's role is to act as a spokesperson for their sector and to be the point of contact for the passage of information from/to that sector to/from the Panel as a whole.
- The members of the Population Employment Advisory Panel are drawn from six broad employment sectors:
Sector Member Chairman Peter Gillson firstname.lastname@example.org Finance & Professional Services Elaine Gray email@example.com Tourism & Hospitality Kenrick Brooks firstname.lastname@example.org Construction/Infrastructure/Utilities Larry Granger email@example.com Public Sector (also representing health/education in the private sector and the 3rd Sector) Tim Langlois firstname.lastname@example.org Service Industries and Retail Mark Edgar email@example.com E-industry and new/potential sectors Tony Brassell firstname.lastname@example.org
- Agreed Absences Policy [498kb]
- Criminal Convictions & Public Interest Policy [448kb]
- Transitional Rules & Policies - For people living in States of Guernsey housing on 3 April 2017 [272kb]
- Transitional Rules & Policies - For people living in the Open Market on 3 April 2017 [372kb]
- Transitional Rules & Policies - For people living on a boat on 3 April 2017 [405kb]
- Discretionary Resident Permit Policies - Employment Permit Holders [399kb]
- Discretionary Resident Permit Policies - Family Members [410kb]
- Discretionary Resident Permit Policies - Open Market Residents [363kb]
- Discretionary Resident Permit Policies - Temporary Permits [404kb]
- Immediate and Extended Family Members [212kb]
Open Market Information
When will the new Population Management Law be introduced?
- The new Population Management Law is expected to come into force on the 3rd of April 2017.
- As the culmination of a 4-year process of consultation and development, the draft legislation for the new Population Management Law was approved by the States on the 2nd of March 2016 and has gained Privy Council approval.
- When the new Law comes into force the vast majority of the Island's population will not need to take any immediate action and all current Right to Work documents will remain valid until their expiry date, provided that their conditions (where applicable) continue to be met.
History and lead up to the Population Management Law?
Policy Letters and supplementary information