The Isle of Man's parliament is due to approve an increase in the minimum wage later this month.
It follows recommendations from the Minimum Wage Committee to the Department for Enterprise.
Changes include removing the different wage rates for those aged 18 to 20 and 21 to 24, so that the main rate will apply to all over 18.
Other proposals are:
- the hourly rate for employees over compulsory school age but not yet 18 would increase by 15p from £5.70 to £5.85.
- the main rate of minimum wage for workers aged over 18 will be £7.85 an hour, an increase of 35p for workers over 25 years, 65p for workers aged 21 to 24, and £1 for workers aged 18 to 20.
If approved by Tynwald, the new rates would take effect from 1st October.
A number of employers from this region have been named and shamed for not paying their staff the minimum wage.
A fifth of the 25 companies 'outed' in the government crackdown are here in the North West.
They include a joiners in Cumbria, a pub in Cheshire and a tool hire firm in Manchester.