Review of the minimum wage in Jersey 2022
The Employment Forum is once again in a position to carry out a full
consultation exercise on the level of the Minimum Wage to be applied from 1
January 2023. The Forum encourages as wide a cross-section of responses as
The deadline for responses to the Employment Forum consultation on the future level of the minimum wage in Jersey has been extended from 31 July to 5 August 2022.
The Social Security Minister has now asked the Forum to consider an additional question on an initial rise in the level of the main minimum wage rate to £10 an hour from 1 October 2022, and to express its views to the Minister. This is a question which did not form part of the original survey.
The Minister has also asked the Forum to consider whether further action will be needed in January 2023, including exploring the question of a rise in short time to the minimum wage target agreed by the previous States Assembly of two thirds of the average median wage, which would equate to an hourly rate on current estimates of just under £10.80.
The Forum invites those organisations and individuals who have already contributed their views on the minimum wage rate and those who are yet to do so to consider these additional questions, and in particular asks for views on the appropriate future hourly rates between the current hourly rate of £9.22 and £10.80. The original survey will not be amended, but views can be sent to the Secretary to the Forum, Nic Turner, at E.Forum@gov.je
Additional questions for respondents
Do you agree or disagree that the Government should take steps to increase the main minimum wage rate to £10 an hour from 1 October 2022? Give your reasons.
"Do you agree or disagree that the Government should move as quickly as possible to an hourly rate figure that corresponds to two-thirds of the average median wage, currently around £10.80? Give your reasons.
Review of the minimum wage in Jersey 2022 consultation
About the Employment Forum
The Employment Forum role will be to act as a non-political consultative body.
The forum will need to consult on the rate of minimum wage and other employment related issues as directed by the Social Security Minister. After views have been received in consultation the forum will need to report these to the minister along with recommendations on each issue.
The forum's role and responsibilities are formalised in the
Employment (Jersey) Law 2003.
Employment Forum’s terms of reference
Employment forum privacy notice
Employment forum privacy notice explains how the forum will use your information.
The Employment Forum members
Appointments are usually made for a three year term, which can be extended or renewed. The minister appoints members based on their interest in employment relations and their diversity of backgrounds.
The forum is made up of up to 9 members, including representatives of employers, employees and independent members.
The current members are:
Carla Benest (Chair)
- Dougie Gray
- Donna Abel
- Hilary Griffin
- Marianne Hendry
Keep updated with future consultations
If you would like to be added to the forum's consultation database to receive all future consultation papers and recommendations,
email the Employment Forum secretary.
Employment Forum recommendations
Employment Forum's recommendations on the minimum wage