Proposal to increase Jersey minimum hourly wage rate to £6.32Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
The Employment Forum has recommended that the minimum wage should increase to £6.32 per hour from 1 April next year. The new rate, up 2% from £6.20, represents 40.15% of average weekly earnings, a minor increase towards the States’ target of 45%.
The forum also recommended:
- no lower minimum wage for young people aged 16 to 18
- 2% increase in the trainee rate to £4.74
- 2% increase in the maximum amounts that an employer may offset against the minimum wage for accommodation (to £69.21 per week) and for accommodation and food (to £92.27 per week)
- as recommended last year, legislation to prevent employers using tips to meet the minimum wage.
The Social Security Minister will consider the forum’s recommendations and will announce his response as soon as possible.