By Laura Shirreffs

The Employment Forum has recommended a significant rise in Jersey’s minimum wage. The forum has recommended a 6.9% rise staggered over two increments. This will move the minimum wage towards the political target of 45% of mean weekly earnings by 2020 – if the recommendation is accepted by the Social Security Minister, the rate will be 43.4% of mean weekly earnings by October 2019.

Laura Shirreffs, an associate in Ogier’s Jersey employment law team, said that the recommendation, which would be worth £1,082 per year to a worker on the minimum wage, was not surprising, given the economic conditions, the response to the previous increase and the political commitment.