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Forum recommends £7.50 minimum wage from next year

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The Employment Forum has unanimously recommended that the minimum wage in Jersey should increase by 4.5 percent to £7.50 per hour from next year.

This would be an increase of 32p per hour, or £12.80 each week for employees working a 40 hour week, making it the highest percentage increase the Forum has recommended in nine years.

The increase would apply to all employees aged 16 and over.

The Minister for Social Security will consider the Forum’s recommendations and she will lodge a proposition to make any changes to the Law later this year.

We are very grateful to everyone who took the time to respond to the consultation this year.

Having reviewed all of the comments we received, along with the most recent statistics and economic advice including that from the Fiscal Policy Panel, the Forum has unanimously agreed to recommend a minimum wage of £7.50 for next April.

– Helen Ruelle, Chairman of the Employment Forum