Call for finance control of Jersey Heritage Trust

Gorey Castle
Image caption The trust runs the heritage and museum sites in Jersey

The Heritage Trust, which runs Jersey's historic buildings and museums, should have more tightly controlled finances, a report claims.

The States stepped in to support the trust when it announced funding difficulties and also undertook a review of how the deficit came about.

The report found a lack of action and unsuccessful management had contributed to its financial condition.

The States has been asked for £200,000 a year to keep the heritage sites open.

The Scrutiny report recommended a strengthening of financial controls, a service level agreement that defined responsibilities and a review of the funding opportunities of heritage sites.

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