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Isle of Man ministers back 35p minimum wage rise

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Image caption The increase will come into effect from 1 October

The minimum wage for adults on the Isle of Man will increase by 35p per hour after Tynwald unanimously backed a 4.7% rise.

The hike will see the minimum amount workers over 18 can be paid move from £7.50 to £7.85 from 1 October.

The current minimum wage in the UK is £7.83, Jersey is £7.50 and Guernsey is £7.75.

The move will also end certain age restrictions, meaning all workers aged 18 and above will receive the rise.

Policy and reform minister Chris Thomas said a review of the island's living wage will follow this Autumn.

In November 2017, Tynwald introduced a living wage of £8.61 per hour - £1.11 more than the current minimum wage.

While companies are legally obliged to pay the minimum wage, it is up to managers to decide whether to offer the living wage.

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