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Time to have your say on minimum wage

Time to have your say on minimum wage

Friday 31 August 2018

Time to have your say on minimum wage

The Committee for Employment and Social Security wants feedback on its future plans for minimum wages in the medium term.

Following a successful amendment in 2017, the States said the Committee would provide clarity on their medium term plan for increasing minimum wage levels when it returns to the Assembly later this year with proposals for 2019’s rates.

The Committee has considered the medium term to be five years and said among options being considered, the Committee might link the minimum wage to 60% of median earnings. This would imply a minimum wage of £9.33 per hour, in today’s terms, by 2023.

For context purposes, the 2018 minimum wage is £7.75 per hour for adults.

The Committee is also intending to equalise the Young Persons’ Minimum Wage with the Adult rate over the same period.

The Committee said it is inviting people to complete a questionnaire which seeks feedback on current minimum wage levels but also explains in greater detail some of the options under consideration for the medium term.

The feedback will help the Committee to make its recommendations to the States later this year for the Minimum Wage & Associated Rates to apply from 1 January 2019 and beyond.

The questionnaire can be completed online here.

Printed copies are also available on request from the Employment Relations Service by calling 234567 or by emailing employmentrelations@gov.gg 



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