If you would like to know more about how Jersey could benefit you, your family and/or your business, see Why Jersey or contact a member of the team on +44(0)1534 440604 or locatejersey@gov.je

Strategic Location

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Move your business to Jersey and gain all the advantages of an offshore destination, with the practicalities of sharing the same time zone and language as the UK. Whether your investors are west and your operations are east, Jersey’s strategic location will position your business at the centre of your global operation.

14 miles (20 km) from France and just a 40 minute flight to London, Jersey’s location makes travel easy and enjoyable whether you’re taking a business trip, going skiing with your family, spending the weekend in the city or visiting business contacts.

The Island is independent, but offers the security of swift communications and secure connections with the rest of the world, including the world’s second fastest broadband.

Whether you prefer the coast or countryside Jersey offers the best of both, from white sandy beaches to dramatic cliff top views, from woodland to rolling farmland, and from modern marinas to historic fishing harbours, there is a piece of paradise for everyone. With 48 miles of coastline and unspoilt countryside never more than minutes from your door, Jersey offers a unique quality of life where you can live the city life…just not in the city.


We're Connected

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With major financial centres only a short flight away, moving to Jersey puts you at the heart of world-wide travel networks. With daily flights to international hub airports, easy access to major European and UK cities, Jersey is your starting point for a world of connections.

Jersey’s airport and private airfield is easy to access, so you can be home within minutes, ready to slip back into the Island’s relaxed pace of life.

Added to this is our digital connectivity, Jersey can proudly boast the 2nd fastest broadband speed in the world and offers fibre connectivity to all homes and offices island-wide.

The Island’s main language is English, but most European languages are catered for and while Jersey uses the British pound and its own Jersey pound (valued 1:1) as the main currency, some businesses such as those in financial services, will accept all major currencies for transactions.

Our commercial environment is home to some of the world’s leading banks, financial institutions and law firms. First-class industry contacts and service providers are all within easy reach.

Move to Jersey and the rest of the world is at your fingertips!


Climate

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Jersey’s southerly location and position within the Bay of St Malo means the Island is more sheltered than other Channel Islands. As a result the Island enjoys a temperate or oceanic climate that is warm, and often has more sunshine hours than other areas in the British Isles. The summers are warm with high UV and average daily temperatures reaching 20 to 22°C.  During settled spells temperatures may top 30°C, with sea temperatures in August reaching 20°C in the shallow water.  Winters bring generally mild temperatures with daily averages of around 9°C. Although the sea temperature can be as low as 8°C this does not stop the local population enjoying swimming all year around.


Where Are We?

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The Bailiwick of Jersey sits just 14 miles (20 km) from the French coast and 85 miles (137 km) from the English coast. The Island is the largest of the Channel Islands and is 45 sq miles, divided into 12 parishes. The Bailiwick also includes the surrounding islands, reefs and rocks; Les Dirouilles, Les Écréhous, Les Minquiers, Les Pierres de Lecq and other reefs.

Whilst Jersey is proudly a British Crown Dependency, the Island’s proximity to mainland France and the shared history and heritage, has influenced life on Jersey for generations; from French family names and road names, to the native Jèrriais language and the Norman law-influenced legal system.

The Island’s main power source even comes from undersea cables to France!

Islanders are equally proud to hold British passports as they are of the strong connection with France, and whilst Jersey is not part of the EU, the Island is part of the Common Travel Area (CTA) along with the other Channel Islands and Ireland.

Jersey has its own, independent government, legal and tax system – the Island sits close to Europe, but is not ruled by it.


An Island Shaped by its Heritage

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Jersey, we’re an Island of cavemen and Vikings, of pirates and of Kings, an Island which wears its vibrant history with pride. We’re a population that’s connected to the sea, and by the sea, the force that shaped our beautiful landscape. Our history is influenced by our very location. Jersey has been invaded and fought over many times through history by those wishing to claim our beautiful shores as their own. Our past is woven into the fabric of time and folklore, the legacy of our ancestors puts Jersey on the pages of history books, their stories echoing through the ages, and into the very customs and traditions of Islanders today.

Find out more about Jersey’s unique heritage on Our History.


Safety & Security

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Finding a jurisdiction that can offer you the very best tax advantages might be one of your reasons for moving, but choosing a location to become your new home is about much more. Roadside honesty boxes brimming full of delicious, locally produced fruit and vegetables and flowers are the clearest indication that the way of life is quite different here in Jersey!

Jersey proudly boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the British Isles making it a safe haven in which your family can grow and thrive. The 12 parishes, with their own distinct regional character and friendly local communities, including a parish honorary police force, certainly contribute to this, providing every opportunity for people to become part of their local community and to enjoy the security and friendships this can bring.

With its culture of safety and privacy, Jersey can offer you peace of mind and offers the ideal location for you and your family to prosper in a beautiful, friendly and very safe location.


Food Lovers Paradise

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Islanders love to eat and with amazing local produce on the doorstep, you will understand why!! Whether it’s an unimaginably huge Jersey Dairy whipped ice cream cone on the beach, cracking a whole crab in one of many seafood restaurants or delicate Jersey new potatoes dripping in butter in a fine dining setting, our local produce is of the highest quality and readily available. A move to Jersey means the freshest produce from land and sea on your plate within minutes. Known internationally for the very beautiful dairy cows adorning the fields, Jersey Royal new potatoes planted on incredibly steep cotils (a steeply sloping field) and varied seafood, the Island is abundant with the highest quality produce. With 52% of the land used for agriculture and with a 12m tidal range, the landscape and seascapes are second to none and give more than a hint that Jersey is a paradise for lovers of food!

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, BBQ or picnic, you can find all the fresh local produce you will need for sale from roadside veg stalls with traditional honesty boxes for payment, the central market and fish market, or in any of the well-known supermarkets we have here.

But it’s not all about the food as the Island also boasts its own vineyards, breweries, distilleries and even tea farms, all putting a unique Jersey touch on their products, including amongst many local wonders, rum infused with seaweed!

Thanks to its abundance of produce and our love for great food, it is no surprise therefore that the Island has over 400 cafes, bars and restaurants making the most of what the Island has to offer, from fine dining restaurants to rustic beach cafes. Your biggest decision will be deciding which to try next!

If you want to know more about life in Jersey check out our page Lifestyle.


An Activity a Day

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Find a new lease on life when you move to Jersey! Whatever your style, from fine dining restaurants to beach cafes and everything in between, you’ll find it all here. If golf is your way to unwind, we have 3 championship golf courses almost on your doorstep, and if it’s just wandering in the countryside, you could soon be discovering the abundance of natural treasures right on your doorstep with Jersey’s glorious nature reserves and woodland walks. If you are more of an historian the Island’s castles, museums and ancient monuments will never cease to add something new to your Jersey experience.

In Jersey you will find an activity for every day of the week, and even more! Whether you like to shop and go for a drink in our cosmopolitan centre, or switch the boardroom for a surfboard there’s an activity for you. If you a not so keen on water-sports but a day at the races is more your style, then you will certainly enjoy a day out with your friends at the most southerly race course in British Isles, from where you can look across heather covered cliffs to the other Channel Islands of Guernsey and Sark. With many country roads restricting traffic to just 15 miles an hour, our beautiful lanes are safe for you and your family to enjoy walking, cycling or running and will lead you to some amazing heritage sites including Neolithic ruins and sites revealing evidence of the German occupation during WWII.

Then, at the end of a day of activity, or for those who just prefer a more relaxed pace of life, the warm spring, summer and autumn evenings will always call out for the BBQs to be lit and the parties to begin. Finding one of the Island’s coastal BBQ spots, you will be able to enjoy your food, good wine and the company of your friends and family as you watch the sun setting over the sea.

In Jersey there is always something new to discover and always the opportunity to relax and unwind after any new adventure! Here you can have the lifestyle you dream of.

If you want to know more about the Jersey lifestyle, why don’t you check out our page Lifestyle.


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