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WATCH: Jersey businesses slam new recruitment charges

A 'sledge hammer to crack a nut'. That's the Jersey business community's damning verdict on government plans to charge firms to recruit people off-island.

Under the new proposals, businesses will have to pay a new fee for registered employees.

The government says it will make 6 hundred thousand pounds a year, which it will put towards controlling migration and expanding the skills of local people.

  • WATCH: Daniel Skipp reports.
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