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Minimum wage to increase in Jersey

It comes after Jersey's Social Security Minister accepted a two-stage minimum wage increase last year. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/PA Images

The minimum wage is set to rise in Jersey in October.

It will go up from £7.88 to £8.02 for all employees over the age of 16.

It comes after Jersey's Social Security Minister accepted a two-stage minimum wage increase last year.

It means that there will have been a 6.9 percent pay increase in total this year, which Deputy Judy Martin says will equate to an extra £1,082 a year for employees working a 40-hour week.

This is the first time since the Employment Law came into force in 2005 that the minimum wage has increased twice in one year. This allowed a more significant overall increase in 2019 with a longer period of notice for businesses. It is important that employers ensure that their staff are paid the correct rate from 1 October.

– Deputy Judy Martin, Jersey's Social Security Minister

The pay rise comes after Deputy Martin accepted the recommendation from the Employment Forum. It is due to recommend another wage increase for 2020 next month.