The Banking Business (General Provisions) (Amendment No. 3) (Jersey) Order 2011 came into force on 25 January 2012. The Order amends the Banking Business (General Provisions) (Jersey) Order 2002 in relation to deposit taking.

The Civil Partnership (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force on 2 April 2012. The Law will permit same-sex couples to enter into a Civil Partnership giving them, so far as is possible, the same rights and responsibilities as married couples.

The Collective Investment Funds (Certified Funds - Fees) (Jersey) Order 2012 came into force on 18 February 2012. The Order prescribes fees in relation to certified funds.

The Collective Investment Funds (Certified Funds - Fees) (No. 2) (Jersey) Order 2012 came into force on 1 July 2012. The Order replaces the Collective Investment Funds (Certified Funds - Fees) (Jersey) Order 2012 to prescribe fees in relation to certified funds.

The Control of Borrowing (Amendment No. 15) (Jersey) Order 2012 came into force on 5 September 2012. The Order amends the Control of Borrowing (Jersey) Order 1958 to insert an Article 12A, which makes provision as to fees.

The Employment (Amendment No. 5) (Jersey) Law 2010 came into force in part on 1 January 2011 and in part on 1 June 2012. The Law amends the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 to establish a right to a redundancy payment equivalent to one week's wages per year of employment (subject to a cap and certain conditions) for those employees who have completed at least two years' continuous employment with the employer. It also sets out detailed new consultation obligations to apply in redundancy situations and makes a number of other changes.

The Employment (Amendment No. 6) (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in part on 21 March 2012 and in part on 1 June 2012. The Law amends the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 in relation to redundancy.

The Employment (Amendment No. 7) (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force in part on 21 March 2012 and in part on 1 June 2012. The Law amends the Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 in relation to redundancy, in particular, with regard to fixed shortterm contract workers.

The Income Tax (Amendment No. 38) (Jersey) Law 2011 came into force on 1 January 2012, with the exception of Part 4, which will come into force on 1 January 2013. The Law amends the Income Tax (Jersey) Law 1961 by repealing those provisions which impose a liability to tax on certain individuals who own shares in companies taxed at 0% or 10%, either by deeming the individual to have received taxable dividends ("deemed dividends") or by attributing the profits of the company to the individual, as if they were the individual’s profits ("full attribution").

The Money Laundering and Weapons Development (Directions) (Jersey) Law 2012 came into force on 13 January 2012. The Law allow for directions to be made, to those carrying out a financial services business, in response to threats from abroad to the interests of Jersey relating to money laundering, terrorist financing or weapons development and for related and incidental purposes.