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Minimum wage

​​​​​Minimum wage rates

1 April 20131 April 2014
Minimum wage (per hour)​​£6.53​£6.63
Trainee rate year 1 (per hour)£4.90£4.97
Trainee rate year 2 (per hour)£5.71£5.80
Maximum weekly offset against minimum wage for accommodation£71.47£72.54
Maximum weekly offset against minimum wage for accommodation & food£95.29£96.72
Maximum weekly offset against trainee rate for accommodation£53.60£54.41
Maximum weekly offset against trainee rate for accommodation & food£71.47£72.54

Trainee rate minimum wage

Since 1 April 2013, an employer has been able to pay a trainee rate, for a maximum of two years, to employee who are undergoing app​roved training in a new job. (Before 1 April 2013, the trainee rate could be paid for a maximum of one year.)

  • first year of training: £4.90 per hour may be paid for a total of one year, whilst the employee is undergoing approved training at any time within the first two years of a new job
  • second year of training: £5.71 per hour may be paid where the employee has already undertaken approved training for a total of one year in a new job and while that employee continues to undergo approved training for up to one further year in that job, up to a maximum of two years

What is 'approved training'?

Training is 'approved training' if it is formal training that as been agreed in writing by both the employer and employee before employment starts, that has a defined structure and objectives that relate to the performance of the employee in their particular job and training outcomes are assessed and documented. More detail is provided in a JACS guide to approved training.

More information about trainee rates

Employers intending to pay the trainee rates should obtain more information from JACS.

Guidance about the minimum wage, trainee rate and the offsets for accommodation and food can be found on the JACS website.

JACS website

The Employment Law and the Minimum Wage Regulations and Order are available on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.

Jersey Legal Information Board website

Reviewing the minimum wage

The Employment Forum reviews the minimum wage annually and recommends to the Minister for Social Security what minimum wage rate should apply from April of the following year.​

Minimum wage rates recommended to be effective from​Recommended minimum wage per hour​Date of forum's recommendation​Forum's recommendation
​April 2014​£6.63​September 2013Download the 2014 minimum wage recommendation (size 448kb)
​April 2013​£6.53​October 2012 Download the 2013 minimum wage recommendation (size 416kb)
​April 2012​£6.48​September 2011Download the 2012 minimum wage recommendation (size 234kb)
​April 2011​£6.32​September 2010Download the 2011 minimum wage recommendation (size 236kb)
​April 2010​£6.20​October 2009 Download the 2010 minimum wage recommendation (size 252kb)
​April 2009​£6.08​October 2008Download the 2009 minimum wage recommendation (size 127kb)
​April 2008​£5.80​October 2007 Download the 2008 minimum wage recommendation (size 58kb)
​April 2007​£5.40​January 2007

Download the 2007 minimum wage recommendation (size 369kb)

​April 2006​£5.24​November 2005 Downlo​ad the 2006 minimum wage recommendation (size 108kb)​
​April 2005*​£5.08​October 2003 Download t​he 2005 minimum wage recommendation (size 256kb)

* The Employment (Jersey) Law 2003 and the minimum wage Regulations and O​​​​rder came into force on 1 July 2005. The legislation is available on the Jersey Legal Information Board website.

Jersey Legal Information Board website

Youth minimum wage

Due to increasing unemployment, particularly among young people, the Minister directed the forum to review the impact of introducing a 'youth rate' that would be payable at an hourly rate lower than the minimum wage. In May 2012, the forum recommended that a lower minimum wage rate for young people should not be introduced and the Minister accepted that recommendation.

Download the forum's recommendation (size 69kb)
Download the Island Analysis research report (size 718kb)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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