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Jersey's States apologises for delayed expenses reports

Reports into the travel expenses of Jersey civil servants and politicians will be released this month. Credit: ITV Channel

On Friday we revealed details of expenses over £500, which were promised as six-monthly reports back in 2016 were last published for the six months to December 2017.

It followed an expenses scandal involving two senior civil servants who were subsequently cleared of wrongdoing, but whose actions resulted in a toughening up of the rules.

In a statement to ITV News, following our report, the States of Jersey said: "The travel expenses data for the outstanding 2018 report has been collated and is being checked by departments. It will be issued in February. The report for the remainder of 2018 will be issued in March."

Its publication is later than expected because of competing pressures and is not helped by antiquated systems that require manual intervention to prepare the report."

Future planned investment in modern systems will streamline the process. This, along with the restructuring of departments, will ensure more efficient and timely reporting.

– States of Jersey

A States spokesperson apologised for the delay and pledged to publish it as soon as it had been checked and verified.