Minimum Wage Will Jump To £11.64

It's been recommended that Jersey's minimum wage rises to £11.64 per hour from the New Year.

That is an increase of 10.9%, the same as the current rate of inflation.

The island currently has one of the lowest minimum wages in the British Isles, only slightly higher than the UK living wage.

  • UK - £10.42
  • Jersey - £10.50
  • Guernsey - £10.65
  • Isle of Man - £10.75

 Last year, the government had wanted to bring in two separate minimum wage increases as inflation sat at a 40-year high.

The Employment Board had knocked this back, instead recommending a single rise in January, but Ministers decided to an increase in November to the current £10.50.

Offset rates, which is how much an employer can charge per week for providing food and/or accommodation, could also increase by 10.9%.

Trainee rates are set to be abolished from January, meaning everyone who is school-leaving age is entitled to a single minimum wage.

The removal of the rates was a recommendation made in the forum's report last year.

Social Security Minister, Deputy Elaine Millar says she will accept the recommendations and sign a Ministerial Order to implement the changes from 1 January.

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