Guernsey

Guernsey minimum wage increase of 15p considered

Increases in Guernsey's minimum wage have been put forward by the Commerce and Employment Department.

It has also proposed a drop from 19 to 18 in the age at which islanders qualify for the higher adult rate.

The department has suggested a 15p increase to £6.30 an hour for adults and a 14p rise to £4.50 an hour for those aged 16-17.

It has also released a warning for employers as, if approved, the new rates would take effect from 1 October.

The increases have been suggested after a review and public consultation.

If approved, the new adult rate would be higher than the UK's £6.19 an hour but lower than Jersey's £6.48 an hour.

Guernsey first introduced a minimum hourly wage in 2010, which was £6 for adults and £4.25 for those aged 16-18.

The proposals are due to be debated by the States in September.

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