LVCR appeal would not be in the best interests of Guernsey
The Policy Council has decided not to appeal the decision of the High Court on the Low Value Consignment Relief in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
It considered the impact, costs and risks of seeking appeal from the legal, economic and financial perspectives. The Council came to unanimous agreement and concluded that the prospect of appeal would not assist the fulfilment and bulk mail industry in any way even if successful and if unsuccessful it would be detrimental from all perspectives.
Deputy McNulty Bauer, Commerce and Employment Minister said:
“The Policy Council will not be seeking an appeal to the decision made at judicial review. This difficult decision was made after an in depth evaluation of the judgement and on the basis of legal advice and evidence as presented. The Policy Council felt that seeking an appeal was not in the Islands or businesses long term interests.”
The Policy Council has worked closely with its counterpart in Jersey, the Council of Ministers, which has similarly concluded that an appeal should not be lodged with the Court of Appeal.
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