Politicians in Jersey will today debate ideas for managing the island's economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

States Members will air their views before a new Economic Council begins working up formal proposals, which could include tax cuts.

Latest government forecasts show the island's economy is currently £122million a month smaller than it was previously, with an expectation the overall economy will shrink by six percent this year.

Today's debate in the States Assembly is 'in-committee' which means the usual rules preventing politicians speaking more than once will not apply, and there will be no vote at the end.

Yesterday, the political party Reform Jersey unveiled its own proposals for economic recovery, which it's called a New Deal.

The Economic Council will hear from businesses and individuals until July, before presenting its proposals to government by September.

Yesterday the Assistant Treasury Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, indicated tax cuts and continued support packages for businesses would form part of the recovery process.