The minimum wage in Jersey could rise next year if approved by the States. Deputy Geoff Southern is calling for an increase from £8.32 to £8.66 in April next year. He says raising the minimum wage will help to reduce income inequality
Jersey's minimum wage in April 2019.
Jersey's minimum wage in October 2019.
Jersey's minimum wage in July 2020
Proposed minimum wage for April 2021.
This move simply ensures that the States belatedly keeps its promise to raise the minimum wage to 45% of the average wage by the end of 2020. It comes as many workers are struggling to make ends meet in the post covid-19 economy. Rather than one-off random bonuses, raising the minimum wage will provide welcome permanent support and help to reduce income inequality in the workforce.