Remote working from Jersey can mean an early morning swim in the Gulf Stream warmed Bay of Mont St Michel, or a cliff top run or maybe answering emails over a coffee at one of the beach cafes in Jersey.
Here are 5 great reasons to work remotely from the island of Jersey:
Jersey has the third fastest broadband speeds in the world! Daily flights operate from London Gatwick Airport with a flight time of less than 45 minutes and from London City Airport in less than 90 minutes. The island has a mature and sophisticated finance sector with strong connections to global financial centres.
Jersey beaches are regularly voted some of the best in Europe on TripAdvisor and locals and visitors enjoy watersports like coasteering, surfing and swimming- even in Winter! The standard of restaurants is high with quality local seafood and French style al fresco dining a feature of summers in Jersey. However, some of the best value food is served in beach cafes all around the island, many of them have fantastic views. The North Coast in particular has some spectacular cliff walks and you are never far from a beach or bay for a sea scented walk/ jog. Dedicated cycle paths cover large parts of the island, particularly along the south coast and through countryside lanes. UK chains like Boots, M&S and Waitrose are in Jersey and lots of interesting local food and independent retailers mean that you don’t have to rely on Amazon to deliver everything to your door.
MONEY & BUSINESS:
Jersey’s official currency is the British Pound. The island is business friendly with high quality office space in the town centre within a stones throw of UK high street banks. If you are fortunate enough to earn more than £725,000 per annum in income worldwide, there are special tax benefits and plenty of financial and real estate experts than can advise you on relocation to the island on a temporary or permanent basis.
STABLE & SECURE:
Jersey is a direct dependency of the British Crown, but not part of the United Kingdom for legal or taxation affairs. The island’s government is the States of Jersey, which is one of the oldest legislative bodies in the world. A long history of political stability, a legal system primarily based on English Common Law and a S&P AA Credit Rating has made it an attractive location for international banks and HNWIs from all over the world. The days of locals leaving their front doors open are no longer here, but Jersey has a low crime rate that would be the envy of similar size communities anywhere in the world.
WHERE TO LIVE:
If you’re not a business looking to relocate to Jersey but just a person working remotely that wants some ‘time out’ then a new visitor accommodation marketplace was recently launched and you can book private apartments / houses [here…] Most of the accommodation providers will give you special rates for 1 month or more, especially from October to April. Jersey’s housing regulations in terms of renting long term as a permanent resident are antiquated and confusing, so whilst of course plenty of people from all over the world live and work in Jersey, it is advisable to spend short terms on the island at first and from there see if it is right for you to live as a long term resident. Local estate agents, lawyers etc can advise you of the residency requirements and options in more detail.
Jersey is not a ‘cheap’ place to live and work and doesn’t promote itself as being that. However, if you are an international financier that would like to swap city smoke for sand beneath your toes, or a software company looking for high speed global connections and summer surfing, or you just want to wind down for a month or two on a beautiful island then Jersey is somewhere to consider seriously!
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