Alcohol, tobacco and fuel price rises, plus job cuts in Jersey's Government Plan

  • Jersey's Chief Minister Senator John Le Fondré talks about job losses in the government

Around 50 Government posts could be axed in Jersey as part of the new Government Plan.

The Chief Minister said the job losses would be through 'targeted' voluntary redundancies over the next two months.

It comes as the Government attempts to make £120 million in savings by 2025.

The plan also outlines changes to the amount of duty on some alcohol which could see the cost of spirits rise by 85p per bottle and wine go up by 8.2p per bottle.

The price of beer and cider has been frozen.

There will also be price hikes for tobacco products. Packs of cigarettes will rise by 65p while hand rolling tobacco could rise by as much as £3.55.