Scaled down rise in minimum wage approved in Guernsey

The minimum wage will rise by 20p from January 2021. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Guernsey's minimum wage will increase - but not by as much as first planned by politicians.

States Members agreed to a rise of 20p per hour, in line with inflation.

However, the Employment and Social Security Committee had previously planned larger increases to the rate each year, so that it would reach 60% of the island's median wage by 2023.

The decision to pause the larger rise has been put down to financial instability caused by the pandemic and follows consultation with businesses and employees.

The new rates will come into effect from 1 January 2021.