Jersey is the most southerly of the British Isles, situated some 100 miles south of England whilst only 14 miles from the coast of France. Despite being just nine miles by five miles in size, the island has a varied landscape, from the rocky cliffs in the north through to green valleys and the pristine beaches in the south.
However with one of the world’s largest tidal ranges of over 40 feet the island doubles in size twice a day.
The island has a population of around 90,000, including some famous faces such as Nigel Mansell, Ian Woosnam, Alan Wicker and Gilbert O’Sullivan, to name but a few. Those working in the island enjoy a low rate of income tax (20%) and those shopping pay only Jersey’s equivalent to UK VAT, known as GST, at a considerably lower rate of five percent.
The capital, St. Helier, is a busy port that boasts an excellent range of bars, cafes, and restaurants. The island boasts one of the best sunshine records in the British Isles; all the better to enjoy the stunning landscape and attractions, from castles, museums and heritage sites to cliff path walking or water sports at the surfer’s Mecca that is St Ouen’s Bay.
Whilst the Island’s traditional industries of agriculture, fishing, and knitwear continue to play their part, it is the finance industry that now dominates. Being home to numerous financial players including banks, investment management and trust companies, the island’s reputation as one of the world’s foremost international finance centres is well deserved.
The Jersey office of Deloitte is situated in the capital of the island, St. Helier. The office currently has around 90 members of staff across Audit, Tax and Reorganisation, Forensic & Regulatory Services. For more information on each of the service lines please click on the links below: