October news from the CGi

Hello all

This is our first newsletter since the general election of earlier this month.

Clive was unsuccessful in his bid to become a Deputy so will continue as Chairman whilst we look to elect a new head over the next few months. He will continue to make a positive contribution to the CGi and carry on from the ‘back benches’ after a successor is appointed.

As you will have seen in the media, the States’ committees were formed last week so once the overall position is clear, we plan to meet with presidents and key officials from Economic Development and Education in the coming weeks.

Jon Buckland, who sits on our committee, is inviting CGi members to attend a one-hour webinar on Monday 26 October to discuss the case for investing in the continuing personal development of elected parliamentarians. This is particularly relevant following the election.

Jennifer Lees-Marshment from the University of Auckland is giving a keynote address. She is a well respected political commentator who has conducted international research in political management. Former Deputy, Chris Green is providing a commentary. 

Details can be found here:

Members to committee meetings
We would like a CGi member to attend each committee meeting so we can understand more about your business and also discuss ways in which we can support you.

The next meeting takes place on Monday 09 November, midday at the Digital Greenhouse. If you would like to attend, please email enquiry@thecgi.net. The session is informal and includes a sandwich lunch.
Data protection registration
The Office of the Data Protection Authority (ODPA) has asked us to notify members of changes coming in 2021.

From January, all local organisations/businesses/sole-traders who handle personal data will be legally required to register with the ODPA and pay an annual fee. The fee is based on the number of full-time equivalent employees you have, and for those with less than 50 staff, the annual levy remains at £50 per year.
Please visit odpa.gg/2021 for more information.

Minimum wage
It was pleasing to see Deputy Michelle Le Clerc did heed the words of local industry as the proposed rise will be capped to just 20p so from £8.50 to £8.70 per hour. The Young Person’s Rate for 16- and 17-year olds is likely to increase from £8.05 to £8.25 per hour, again much lower than the original proposals.

Member news
Members can now publish stories on the news pages of the CGi website and alsothese will be made available through our social media pages. If you would like to promote developments within your business, please contact us and we will include you on www.thecgi.net 

Please keep talking to us and providing feedback on the support you need. 

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