Guernsey Retail Survey

The States of Guernsey have published the results of the retail survey conducted by Island Global Research, on behalf of The Committee for Economic Development. The States have said:

“The Committee for Economic Development is providing retailers in Guernsey with a wealth of information on local consumer habits and preferences, with the publication of the results of the Retail Survey.

The survey, carried out for the Committee by Island Global Research, collected the views of more than 900 Guernsey residents on the retail experience offered both on-island and online, how they make purchase decisions, and how the sector may best meet their shopping needs.

The Committee is using the findings to inform its approach to the retail sector, and is circulating the results to businesses on its retailer database, and publishing them more widely online, so that businesses can also benefit from the data gathered.”

The team here at Island Global Research would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of those participated in the survey at the end of last year. We really appreciate your feedback on retail in Guernsey and hope you find the results interesting.

The full report can be downloaded from the States of Guernsey website:

Secondary Pension Scheme – projections and economic impact assessment

A report assessing the projections and economic impact of a proposed system of automatic enrolment into private pension saving and a new Secondary Pension Scheme has been published today.

The Assembly directed the Committee for Employment & Social Security to report back to the States of Deliberation with detailed proposals for implementation and an economic impact assessment of the proposals. BWCI Consulting Limited was appointed to carry out the actuarial projections and worked in conjunction with Island Global Research Limited to produce the economic impact assessment. The scheme is expected to commence from 2020.

The report is available to download from the States of Guernsey Website:—projections-and-economic-impact-assessment

Guernsey Cruise Visitor Survey 2017

Cruise visitors contributed almost £4m to Guernsey’s economy in 2017.
Discover more results from the Cruise Visitor Survey, conducted by Island Global Research on behalf of Visit Guernsey:

2017 Business Trends Survey

Guernsey Young Business Group have published the 2017 Business Trends Survey findings, undertaken and produced by Island Global Research. Find out the views of Guernsey’s business community:

Business assessment & prospects
Economic prospects and challenges for Guernsey
Impact of Brexit on business
Secondary Pension System Initiative support
The new population management law

Island Global Research Insights

The June 2017 edition of Insights, produced by Island Global Research. Find out about:

Technology for Teaching: A New Performance Indicator?
Online Shopping Trends Survey 2016
Island Global Research Strengthens Senior Team

Island Global Research Strengthens Senior Team

Island Global Research Limited (IGR) is pleased to announce a strengthening of its leadership team from 1 May 2017. Lindsay Jefferies becomes managing director, taking over from Chris Brock. Lindsay, who joined the business in 2016 as deputy managing director, has extensive economic research and policy experience. Her expertise includes economic analysis of public sector initiatives, survey design and data analysis.

Island Global Research Insights

The March 2017 edition of Insights, produced by Island Global Research. Find out about:

2017: A new era of vulnerability for islands
How do islanders rate their quality of life?
Island Monitor online shop launched

Vacancy announcement – Survey Field Workers – Jersey

Island Global Research (IGR) is looking for motivated, out-going people to be part of two exciting projects. Working together with Visit Jersey, IGR employs Field Workers on a temporary basis for two different face-to-face surveys in Jersey.

Click here to find out more

Serious lessons from JT’s cable break

Business Brief magazine draws on analysis from the Island Global Research Infrastructure Monitor for the article ‘Serious lessons from JT’s cable break’ –

“At best, the effective lifecycle of such a facility may be just ten years as compared with fifty years in the 20th century. This concept is being developed by Island Global Research, and its Infrastructure Monitor poses these thoughts: If we take road networks, what will the impact be of driverless vehicles in the future or other evolving innovations in transport? How will home working and the inevitable use of robots affect the demand for office accommodation and factories?” – By Peter Porter

Forget economic growth – just be happy instead

Findings from the Island Monitor on Economic Sector Performance have been featured in this month’s CI Business Brief Magazine. The article draws on the latest findings about how Jersey and Guernsey are progressing the Economic Lifecycle, a model of economic change developed by Island Global Research especially for island economies. Check out Page 61 of the print or online edition here