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Minimum wage

​Minimum wage rates

You can find the minimum wage rate and trainee rates in the table below. ​

​​1 April ​2017​1 April 2018
​Minimum wage (per hour)£7.18​£7.50​
​Trainee rate year 1 (per hour)£5.39​£5.63​
​Trainee rate year 2 (per hour)£6.28​£6.56​
​Maximum weekly offset against minimum wage for accommodation£78.58​£82.12​
​Maximum weekly offset against minimum wage for accommodation and food£104.76​£109.47​
​Maximum weekly offset trainee rate for accommodation£58.94​£61.59​
​Maximum weekly offset trainee rate for accommodation and food£78.57​£82.10​

Trainee rate​

Employers can pay a trainee rate to those doing approved training in a new job. 

You can pay staff £5.39 per hour in the first year of training, and then £6.28 in the second year.

​Approved training

Approved training has to be agreed in writing by both the employer and employee before the employee starts their new job.

The training has to have structure and objectives that relate to the employee's performance and training outcomes must be assessed and documented.

You can find more information about trainee rates on the JACS (Jersey Advisory and Conciliation Service) website.​

JACS website

Reviewing the minimum wage

The Employment Forum reviews the minimum wage every year and recommends to the minister what minimum wage rate should apply from April of the next year.
Minimum wage rates recommended to be effective fromRecommended minimum wage per hourDate of Forum's recommendation
Forum's recommendation
​April 2019
​October 2019
£7.88​
£8.02​
​September 2018
2019 minimum wage recommendation
​April 2018
​£7.50​September 20172018 minimum wage recommendation
​April 2017​£7.18​September 20162017 minimum wage recommendation
April 2016£6.97September 2015 2016 minimum wage recommendation
April 2015 £6.78September 2014 2015 minimum wage recommendation
April 2014£6.63September 2013 2014 minimum wage recommendation
April 2013£6.53October 2012 2013 minimum wage recommendation
April 2012£6.48September 2011 2012 minimum wage recommendation
April 2011£6.32September 2010 2011 minimum wage recommendation
April 2010£6.20October 2009 2010 minimum wage recommendation
April 2009£6.08October 2008 2009 minimum wage recommendation
April 2008£5.80October 2007 2008 minimum wage recommendation
April 2007£5.40January 2007 2007 minimum wage recommendation
April 2006£5.24November 2005 2006 minimum wage recommendation
April 2005£5.08October 2003 2005 minimum wage recommendation

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