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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 recommendationForum's recommendation
​April 2018​£7.50​September 2017Download the 2018 minimum wage recommendation (size 1.29mb)
​April 2017​£7.18​September 2016Download the 2017 minimum wage recommendation (size 1.44mb)
April 2016£6.97September 2015 Download the 2016 minimum wage recommendation (size 979kb)
April 2015 £6.78September 2014 Download the 2015 minimum wage recommendation (size 460kb)
April 2014£6.63September 2013 Download the 2014 minimum wage recommendation (size 448kb)
April 2013£6.53October 2012 Download the 2013 minimum wage recommendation (size 416kb)
April 2012£6.48September 2011 Download the 2012 minimum wage recommendation (size 234kb)
April 2011£6.32September 2010 Download the 2011 minimum wage recommendation (size 236kb)
April 2010£6.20October 2009 Download the 2010 minimum wage recommendation (size 252kb)
April 2009£6.08October 2008 Download the 2009 minimum wage recommendation (size 127kb)
April 2008£5.80October 2007 Download the 2008 minimum wage recommendation (size 58kb)
April 2007£5.40January 2007 Download the 2007 minimum wage recommendation (size 369kb)
April 2006£5.24November 2005 Download the 2006 minimum wage recommendation (size 108kb)
April 2005£5.08October 2003 Download the 2005 minimum wage recommendation (size 256kb)

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