Government and infrastructure
Jersey has a unique constitutional position. Although its allegiance is to the British Crown, it is not a part of the UK and is not represented in the British Houses of Parliament. The Island’s domestic autonomy has been preserved via charter and convention through 800 years of English history. Jersey has its own democratically elected Parliament, which has consistently maintained responsibility for domestic affairs including fiscal matters.
The accessibility of Jersey’s independent government means that it is able to listen to industry and act rapidly in the Island’s interests. The ability to quickly draw up legislation, unconstrained by the UK or the EU, has been a major factor in the finance industry’s success and has already proven to be a valuable asset for the digital sector. Another example of this has been the drafting and implementation of the most agile, cutting-edge and well-regulated eGaming legislation in the world, which is a product of effective collaboration between government, industry and regulators.
Learn more about Jersey's government here.