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Jersey's living wage has increased

Jersey's living wage has increased to £10.55 an hour. Photo: PA Images

Jersey's living wage has increased to £10.55 an hour.

£10.55
Jersey's living wage April 2019-March 2020

The anti-poverty charity Caritas have calculated the figure based on the cost of living in the island.

The legal minimum wage remains at £7.88 an hour, meaning bosses do not have to adopt the Caritas recommendation.

£7.88
Legal minimum wage

A living wage is considered to be the minimum income necessary to meet food, housing and essential needs.

It has been increased in line with the living wage in London.

£10.20
Jersey's living wage April 2018-March 2019
£9.75
Jersey's living wage April 2017-March 2018

Former Deputy, Jennifer Bridge is to become the Team Leader for the Caritas Jersey Living Wage campaign.

I am thrilled to be involved with this campaign to encourage employers to pay the living wage.

I’m delighted to not only be here to encourage employers to sign up but also to research the challenges that employers face in meeting the financial requirements of the living wage.

At the heart of everything I do is a desire for fairness and inclusivity.

– Jennifer Bridge, Team Leader for the Caritas Jersey Living Wage campaign, as of 1st May