Treasury,
Tax & Pensions

The Falkland Islands Government (FIG) is committed to improving the quality of life of Falkland Islanders and has pledged, in the 2018-22 Islands Plan, to support the social and economic development of the Islands. One element of that programme is the introduction of a Travel Credit Scheme.

It is acknowledged that holidays and access to travel bring about improvements in individuals' and families' physical and mental health and other advantages. The aim of the Travel Credit Scheme is to offset some of the costs associated with travel, by allowing eligible individuals to accumulate travel credits which can be redeemed against specific travel costs. As a result, it will be easier for Falkland Islanders to travel both within the Islands and further afield.

Full details of the scheme can be found in the Guidance and Application Forms: click the links below to access these resources:

Guidance

Application Forms: Under 16 Years / 16 to 18 Years / 18 Years and Over

If you have any questions regarding the scheme you can contact the Travel Credit Scheme Administrator at travelcreditscheme@sec.gov.fk.

 

Local Payments

Local (SCB) Bank Transfer

Most payments by FIG are made locally by remittance to accounts held with Standard Chartered Bank in Stanley. It is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that correct and sufficient bank details are provided to FIG in advance of the payment.

Cash

In certain circumstances, payment may be made on behalf of some government departments in cash. Cash can be collected from the Cash Office subject to the usual opening arrangements. Please allow sufficient time for the payment to be prepared before contacting the Cash Office. Any queries should be directed in the first instance to the government department which requested the payment.

If you are unable to collect cash in person, it is acceptable for someone else to collect it on your behalf provided that they have your written authority to do so and a valid form of ID

 

Overseas Payments

In some cases FIG may be able to make payment to a bank account outside the Falkland Islands. Payment would usually be made in GBP but may be made in another currency if agreed by FIG. Please note such an arrangement is only available if specified under the relevant contract or ordinance.

Where payment is made by FIG to an overseas bank account, it is the responsibility of the recipient to ensure that correct and sufficient bank details are provided to FIG in advance of the payment, including the following as appropriate.

  • Payee account name
  • Payee account number / IBAN
  • Payee bank details (bank name, address, contact details, and SWIFT/BIC code)
  • Intermediary bank details (if appropriate)
  • Correspondent bank details (if appropriate)
  • Special Instructions

 

For more information please contact the Cash Office – cashoffice@sec.gov.fk

Suppliers providing goods and/or services under a Falkland Islands Government purchase order are bound by the Government's standard purchasing Terms & Conditions which can be downloaded here:

    

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Please call 28412 or email treasury@sec.gov.fk.***

 

Treasury Cash Office

Payments can be made in person at the Treasury Cash Office.

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 09:00-12:00. Closed Public Holidays and Government holidays.

  • We accept cash in FKP and GBP and cheques in FKP only.
  • Only current in-circulation FKP and GBP notes and coins can be accepted. When GBP coins or notes are removed from circulation, the deadline for their removal from circulation in the Falkland Islands may be earlier to allow for processing by the bank. If you are in possession of any GBP notes or coins which are due to be removed from circulation in the UK, it is advisable to check with Standard Chartered Bank in Stanley to ensure they are presented to the bank in good time.

 

Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) – Stanley Branch

Payments can be made in person at Standard Chartered Bank situated on Ross Road in Stanley.

Please check with SCB for current opening hours.

  • Payments made at SCB must be accompanied with a remittance slip which must include Invoice Number (or equivalent) and Debtor ID, this is required so that we can allocate your payment accurately.
  • A separate remittance slip is not required if payment is made using a pre-printed SCB Remittance Slip which is now included on some Falkland Islands Government invoices.

 

Overseas

It is important to remember that the Falkland Islands are not part of the United Kingdom banking system. Guidelines on remitting money to the Falkland Islands from overseas are available here.

It is important to state Invoice Number and Debtor ID in the payment reference. These details can be found on your Invoice.

International payments may take some days to reach our account. Please allow at least 5 working days for the payment to reach us.

 

For more information please contact the Cash Office – cashoffice@sec.gov.fk

The Falkland Islands Government prepares financial accounts for twelve month period ending 30th June each year.

The most recent audited accounts for the year ending 30 June 2018 are available to download here:

     Download FIG Financial Statements 2017/18

If you wish to see FIG Financial Statements 2016/17 are available to download here:

    

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