On October 7th 2020, the Guernsey population will vote in the next States assembly who will then have the task of bringing the islands through some real challenges to deliver on the Revive & Thrive paper.

The Guernsey IoD mid-term event on Sept 16th will bring together a panel to debate the issues which matter most to businesses on the islands. We hope this will ensure business needs are appropriately considered as candidates’ manifestos evolve, the electorate make their choices and the new States starts their term.

To provide the focus for our debate, we’re collecting views from our members, which will be invaluable in shaping the panel discussion.
Political Focus

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* 1. How much do you want the next States to focus on particular policy areas? 
Choose a priority level to reflect your interests.

  Low Medium High
Corporate taxation
Built environment, land use and planning
Machinery of government / efficiency
Economic diversification
Personal taxation
Financial services sector
Health and social care
Relationship with UK, EU and international community
Regulation, standards and procedure
Regional relations with Jersey and France
Air and sea links
Employment, benefits and pensions
Tourism
Housing and population law
Sports, leisure and culture
Education 
Digital connectivity
Road infrastructure and public transport
Citizen rights and protections, social inclusion
Energy, waste and environmental policy
Public and cyber security, resilience and emergency planning

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* 2. What matters most to you in making your decisions?
Choose how much each option matters to you on a scale of 0 to 4.

  0 - not 1 2 3 4 - lots
Impact on the economy
Impact on my sector and business
Impact on all citizens
Impact on me personally
Impact on the external reputation of the islands
Long term sustainability (social, environmental, financial)
Short term recovery (speed, cost)

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* 3. State up to 3 specific policy areas you will be looking closely at. Optional
e.g. infrastructure investment, cannabis, anti-discrimination etc.

Style of Government

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* 4. How will the existence of political parties influence the way you vote in this election? 
Select the option which best applies to you.

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* 5. Which governance practices would you like the next States to adopt? Optional

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* 6. State up to three adjectives to describe the qualities that you would like to see in the next States. Optional

Impact

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* 7. The consequences, for your work, of potential changes to the status quo are: 
Please choose 1

Demographic

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* 8. Please describe your primary business activity in Guernsey 
Select all that apply

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