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Living wage (FOI)

Living wage (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 09 April 2018.



As of 20 February 2018, I would like to know how many States Employees earn less than the suggested Living Wage of £9.75 per an hour?


I would also like to know what percentage of States Employees earn above the mean average weekly earnings of £730 per week and whether they also get non contributory pensions included?



The information requested is already available online and can be accessed through the link below. This request is therefore exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.

States Employment Board: Living wage 2017


54.8% of States employees are earning more than £730 per week.

This figure is based on actual earnings per employee irrespective of the number of roles they may have and includes basic pay, overtime, shift, standby / callout payments and other regular payments.

This figure does not include payments such as employer contributions (pension and social security) redundancy payments and other one off payments.

The States of Jersey do not provide any non-contributory pensions.

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Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

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