Who we are?
JCRA (the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority). We are independent of the States of Jersey.
We employ 6 staff and have offices in St Helier.
Our responsibilities encompass both competition law and economic regulation.
Specifically we are responsible for the administration and enforcement of competition law within Jersey, together with the economic regulation of the telecom, ports and postal sectors.
Our strategic aims
Competition law - ensuring markets work well for consumers
Telecoms - ensuring telecoms markets work in the best interests of consumers, through effective competition where appropriate; and regulation where competition is not sufficient to adequately protect consumer interests
Ports - to protect and further the interests of users of port operations, where appropriate by promoting competition
Post - to ensure that quality of service standards to customers are observed; and universal service obligations are met.
Our Strategic Aims document provides more detail including on our prioritisation.
Who we work with
We work in partnership with a range of organisations across the Channel Islands, the UK and internationally. These include:
- Trading Standards
- Citizens Advice
- Jersey Consumer Council
- Business groups
- Government departments
- Competition and consumer bodies across the world
The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) exists to promote competition and
regulate certain sectors of the economy, in the interests of consumers and businesses.
Channel Eye have joined forces with the JCRA team to highlight their role and what it means
Tim Ringsdore, Chief Executive Officer, JCRA introduces the key goals and aims of the JCRA, following its separation from CICRA, the pan-island body. He also introduces the Strategic Plan.
Stephanie Liston, Chair, shares the highlights of the JCRA’s first year, and how it is going to support Jersey businesses and consumers going forward.
Tim Ringsdore explains how the JCRA ensures it’s meeting its core goal of safeguarding consumers through effective competition and regulation.
Peter Hetherington, Senior Economic Case Officer discusses the work that the JCRA does in the Telecoms sector.