Jersey is full of people who 'only came for a summer/ two year contract/ holiday' many years ago and who have made it their home. It is an ideal place to live and work - a small island of forty five square miles with a population of 85,000. It has a high standard of education and healthcare, a low crime rate and virtually no unemployment. It also has some of Europe's cleanest beaches and over 50 miles of beautiful coastline.
Water sports are, naturally, in abundance, as are less strenuous pastimes such as sitting in one of Jersey's many bars watching those with relentless energy tackle the waves! Inland, the landscape is diverse with a host of championship golf courses and a network of woodland tracks for mountain bikers, coupled with green lanes for walkers and horse riders.
Best known as an offshore international finance centre, Jersey has 55 banks, over 33,000 registered companies and more than £150 billion deposited in the Island at any one time - 68% in foreign currency.
The island's government is committed to maintaining the highest possible business standards. A high level of productivity, expertise and the general efficiency of operations mean that the island is a low cost centre for business and its famed political stability means that abrupt changes in the fiscal and legal environment is extremely unlikely. Although an offshore location in relation to both the UK and the European Union, the island benefits from special trading links. Travel links with the UK and Europe, both by sea and air, are excellent.
Prestigious companies with offices based locally are constantly searching for appropriately qualified candidates with flair, ambition and drive. In return they offer a low tax rate, highly competitive salaries, superb working conditions and a beach within 5 minutes of the island's town centre.
Jersey has an unusual but long established constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom whereby it has autonomy in all domestic matters. The island has its own parliament (called "The States"), its own legislature and its own judiciary. Islanders nevertheless owe allegiance to the British Crown and Jersey remains very proud of its good relationship with both the UK Government and the Monarchy.
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