How does the Government of Bermuda work?

Find out everything you need to know about your government, from its early history to the current premier and cabinet.

You can also find background on the senate and legislation, the house of assembly, the judiciary, and Bermuda’s working groups and committees.

The Government of Bermuda is introducing a Corporate Income Tax (CIT) to apply to Bermuda businesses that are part of Multinational Enterprise Groups (MNEs) with annual revenue of €750M or more.  The proposed CIT is expected to take effect in January 2025. 

The Bermuda Government list of services impacted by the recent cyber incident. This list will be updated regularly.

 

Budget Statement In support of the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure 2022 - 2023 presented by the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP Premier and Minister of Finance

Delivered on: 25 February 2022

Here you will find information relating to the 2020 - 2021 Budget.

Budget Statement

Budget Statement 2020 - 2021

National Economic Report

Here you will find information relating to the 2017/2018 Budget.

Budget Press Conference Remarks

www.gov.bm/articles/budget-press-conference-remarks

A pre-budget report (PBR) is a policy statement issued by the Government prior to the release of its budget that defines the priorities for the next budget in a medium-term framework covering external developments and internal strategies.

Organizational Chart of the Government

The Government of Bermuda's Organizational Chart provides details of the ministries and departments which report to them. (Last updated July 2023)

Commission of Inquiry into the Report of the Auditor General on the Consolidated Fund of the Government of Bermuda for the Financial Years: March 31, 2010, March 31, 2011 and March 31, 2012.

Presented to The Honourable Michael H. Dunkley JP MP Premier of Bermuda - February 2017

Budget Statement In support of the Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure 2023 - 2024 presented by the Hon. E. David Burt, JP, MP Premier and Minister of Finance

The Legislature of Bermuda includes:

The House of Assembly, comprising 36 elected members from around Bermuda The Senate, comprised of 11 members appointed by the Governor

It has three main functions:

The Governor of Bermuda is appointed by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the British Prime Minister and holds office during Her Majesty’s pleasure.  The Governor is responsible for upholding the Bermuda Constitution.

The Cabinet consists of the Premier and at least six other members of the Legislature.

Bermuda is divided into 36 constituencies, each represented by one member in the House of Assembly. Under the Constitution, a Boundaries Commission is appointed every seven years to examine and, if necessary, to revise the boundaries of these 36 constituencies.

It’s not always easy to understand how a government functions.

Boards and committees are made up of members of the general public and government employees.  Members are appointed by ministers or, in some cases, the Governor. 

The Attorney-General's Chambers has existed since 1698 and there have been many changes over the years.