Debt Remission (Individuals) (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2016

Made                                                                             4th April 2016

Coming into force                                                          8th April 2016

THE CHIEF MINISTER, in pursuance of Articles 2, 5(1), 7(2) and (3), 8(2)(c), 18(1)(a) and 21 of the Debt Remission (Individuals) (Jersey) Law 2016[1], orders as follows –

1        Interpretation

In this Order “Law” means the Debt Remission (Individuals) (Jersey) Law 2016[2].

2        Excluded debts

(1)     The following shall be excluded debts for the purposes of the Law –

(a)     a fine;

(b)     a compensation order;

(c)     a payment ordered in family proceedings including a maintenance order;

(d)     a sum payable by an individual under the Social Security (Jersey) Law 1974[3], the Health Insurance (Jersey) Law 1967[4] or the Long-Term Care (Jersey) Law 2012[5];

(e)     an amount payable by an individual and due as described in Article 45(3)(a) to (e) of the Income Tax (Jersey) Law 1961[6] and an amount due as described in Article 47(8) of the Goods and Services Tax (Jersey) Law 2007[7];

(f)      damages ordered in civil proceedings for negligence or breach of statutory or contractual duty;

(g)     a debt incurred as a result of fraud.

(2)     In this Article –

“civil proceedings” means any proceedings in or before any court or tribunal that are not criminal proceedings;

“compensation order” has the meaning given by Article 2(1) of the Criminal Justice (Compensation Orders) (Jersey) Law 1994[8];

“family proceedings” means proceedings within the jurisdiction of the Family Division of the Royal Court and specified in Rule 3/1(2) of the Royal Court Rules 2004[9];

“maintenance order” has the meaning given in Article 1(1) of the Maintenance Orders (Enforcement) (Jersey) Law 1999[10].

3        Approved intermediary

Jersey Citizens Advice Bureau Limited is approved as an intermediary.

4        Form of Register

The Register shall be kept in the form contained in Schedule 1 and the Viscount shall enter the information specified in that form for each debtor in respect of whom a debt remission order is granted.

5        Fees for copies or extract of Register

The fees for the supply of certified or uncertified copies or extracts of entries in the Register under Article 7(3) of the Law shall be as specified in Schedule 2.

6        Information and documents for objection

The information and documents to support an objection under Article 8(2) of the Law shall include statements of accounts and other information and documents that would assist the Viscount in considering the objection.

7        Limit on credit during moratorium period

During the moratorium period applicable to a debt remission order made in relation to a debtor, the maximum amount of credit prescribed for the purposes of Article 18(1)(a) of the Law shall be £500.00.

8        Citation and commencement

This Order may be cited as the Debt Remission (Individuals) (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2016 and shall come into force on the same day that the Debt Remission (Individuals) (Jersey) Law 2016[11] comes into force.

senator a.k.f. green, m.b.e.

for and on behalf of
Chief Minister



(Article 4)


Debt Remission Register

Description of information to be entered


Full name of the individual:


Date of birth:


Date of the grant of the debt remission order:


Date that the moratorium period in respect of the debt remission order comes to an end:





(Article 5)



Copy or extract of an entry in the Register

Fees per copy

Copy or extract of an entry not required within 24 hours:


Copy or extract of an entry required within 24 hours:





[1]                                    L.6/2016

[2]                                    L.6/2016

[3]                                    chapter 26.900

[4]                                    chapter 26.500

[5]                                    chapter 26.600

[6]                                    chapter 24.750

[7]                                    chapter 24.700

[8]                                    chapter 08.200

[9]                                    chapter 07.770.72

[10]                                   chapter 12.500

[11]                                   L.6/2016

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