"I think it's always been unfair to bracket the Channel Islands with other more questionable financial services."
Secretary of State Chris Grayling was in Jersey and Guernsey yesterday making some strongly supportive statements that recognised the contribution the Channel Island's make as high quality international finance centres25 September 2013
Some other encouraging soundbites:
“We will do all we can to help the island build their relationship with France.”
“The Lord Chancellor also mentioned the appointment of a Foreign Minister. He said, “A Foreign Minister is a must. The logic to have one is great. It’s an interesting new step.”
“There’s a strong feeling of attachment and pride in the monarchy. I hope we can help and facilitate what has to happen for Jersey in the London end.”
Some more quotes from other authoritative sources:
“A top division centre” – The IMF
“Co-operative and responsive” – The OECD
“Jersey is not a Tax Haven” – David Cameron, UK Prime minister
180,000 jobs, £118billion in banking liquidity, £2.3bn in net tax receipts – Capital Economics
A Global Financial Centre and the World’s leading Trust jurisdiction – Cooperative, transparent, well regulated and adding value – The facts are undeniable and the message is getting through.