TOP 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE JERSEY FOR YOUR DIGITAL BUSINESS
 

STABLE, INDEPENDENT & Responsive GOVERNMENT

The accessibility of Jersey’s independent government means that it is able to listen to industry and act rapidly in the Island’s interests, which has already proven to be a valuable asset for the digital sector.

 

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Jersey’s government is committed to developing the Island’s digital economy and providing significant support to make sure this happens. It has recently provided funding for Digital Jersey, invested in Gigabit Jersey and also made commitments to fund improvements in ICT education and e-health in the Island. The government is also now pursuing an ambitious e-gov strategy to enable its reform objectives.

 

ACTIVE TECH COMMUNITY

Jersey is home to a network of tech businesses and entrepreneurs who form a community for work, collaboration and learning. The digital industries that make up the community of Digital Jersey include software engineering, e-commerce, website and user interface design and build, creative digital content, data management services, cybersecurity, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services, Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Intellectual Property (IP), and Information Technology (IT) infrastructure.


WORLD-CLASS DATA CENTRES AND EXTENSIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Jersey data centres are world-class and chosen by many well-known businesses, international banks and large internet retailers as a location for their data. World-class, resilient, high-speed and high-bandwidth communication links with both the UK and France allow the Island to operate beyond its geography and fully integrate with the global market economy. Jersey is leading the world with the deployment of fibre to every home and business. Gigabit Jersey will transform the Island and provide companies with the ideal test environment for new high-bandwidth services. Jersey also offers island wide 4G/LTE coverage.

 

a low complexity area in which to operate

Of 81 jurisdictions, Jersey is ranked the least complex in which to operate a business in the 2014 TMF Global Benchmark complexity index 2014. 

 

EXCELLENT LEGAL SYSTEM

Jersey operates its own judicial system, based on common-law principles. The Island’s robust, modern and sophisticated legal framework was the source and foundation of Jersey’s finance industry and now provides a sound platform for the development of its digital sector. Developments and enhancements are continually being made to ensure flexibility and attractiveness to domestic and international markets.

 

STRONG PUBLIC FINANCES AND A COMPETITIVE TAX BASE

Jersey is debt-free, with stable reserves and a policy of balanced budgeting. It offers a tax-neutral environment with no Capital Transfer Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Value-Added Tax, Withholding Taxes, or Wealth Taxes. This provides tax certainty and allows for fiscally efficient cross-border investment.


HIGH-QUALITY WORKFORCE

Jersey is a centre of excellence for professional services with experienced professionals providing ICT and tech services, legal, accounting, and financial services.


INTERNATIONALLY COMPETITIVE FINANCE SECTOR

Jersey is one of the world's leading international finance centres. Political and economic stability, reliability and a sophisticated and comprehensive infrastructure of law have kept Jersey at the forefront of global finance for over 50 years.


MODERN OFFICE SPACE AND FACILITIES

Modern office developments make Jersey’s infrastructure second to none, and its high-growth economy supports continuous investment in capital projects. This first-class commercial environment is complemented by new marina, residential and leisure schemes.