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States of Guernsey 'need to prove efficiency'

Charles Parkinson
Deputy Parkinson said the States needed to demonstrate its efficiency

The States of Guernsey should not raise taxes until it has demonstrated it is running as efficiently as possible, the Treasury and Resources minister said.

Deputy Charles Parkinson said the States had to get its own house in order before looking at any more increases in taxes for the public.

He said managing the government's finances was not as straightforward as running a business.

He added there was "some way to go" in proving its efficiency to the public.



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