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Doing business in Guernsey

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Guernsey.

Economic and political outlook

ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users can access a selection of summaries, profiles and news updates on current economic and political conditions, future trends and forecasts.

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We can provide ICAEW members with financial data and reports for companies in this country through our company research service.

Company registration in Guernsey

The Guernsey Registry holds information on all companies registered in Guernsey. A company search facility is available, with charges applying for some information.


Guernsey company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Doing Business in Guernsey
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. This publication is current at March 2018.

Corporate governance

Code of Corporate Governance
Full text of the Code issued by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission in September 2011.

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

Forums and support networks

Guernsey Chamber of Commerce 
A business network for promoting business and trade.


Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Guernsey 


Guernsey Financial Services Commission
Statutory body that regulates financial business in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The website provides access to full-text legislation and standards pertinent to the Finance Sector.

Guernsey Legal Resources
Archive of laws and ordinances enacted in Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Bailiwick. Statutory Instruments, law reports and other legal documents are also available.

Guernsey Registry
Company registry in Guernsey. The website includes the full text of relevant legislation and regulations, including:

  • The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008
    Consolidated version (available to download in PDF format) of the legislation, which came into effect on 1 July 2008 replacing the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 1994.

States of Guernsey Income Tax
Resources include the full text of income tax legislation and other ordinances and statutory instruments.

The ‘solvency test’ under Guernsey company law
Guidance from the Association of Investment Companies (AITC) for directors of Guernsey investment companies. Published in January 2009.


National statistics

Facts & Figures
Official statistics and data from the Guernsey Policy and Research Unit covering economic forecasts, expenditure, inflation, labour, population, earnings and other topics.

International statistics

See our guide to international statistics for sources of global and regional data.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.

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