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Minimum wage

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Under Guernsey Law, workers are entitled to be paid a minimum wage.

The Minimum Wage is the minimum pay per hour almost all workers are entitled to by law. A young person's rate is available to 16 and 17 year olds (except apprentices under 18) but all workers (including apprentices) aged 18 and over qualify for the Adult Rate.

The rules do not differ for different size businesses or if the worker is working for a private individual.

Increase in Minimum Wage Rates - Effective from 1 January 2018

 

Following the acceptance by the States (at the November 2017 States' meeting) of proposals for new statutory minimum wages rates, the following rates apply from 1st January 2018 until further notice. Employees and Employers should note the changes to the Minimum Wage Rates.

 

Year 

 

2017

   2018

Adult (18 years and over) minimum wage rate per hour

 

£7.20

   £7.75

 

Young (16 and 17 years old) person's minimum wage rate per hour

 

£6.50

   £7.05

 

Maximum weekly offset for accommodation only

 

£66.00

   £75.00

 

Maximum weekly offset for accommodation & food

 

£95.00

  £105.00

 

 

The statutory maximum figure which can be 'offset' for Accommodation, or Accommodation and Food provided by an employer has also been increased. The 'offsets' allow a notional amount to count towards minimum wage pay. An employer may agree an amount that is above or below the 'offset' rate, however, if this is in excess of the 'offset' rates this will reduce the pay for the purpose of the minimum wage calculation.

Further information regarding the minimum wage can be found in the statutory minimum wage document which you can download from this page. The link is available under the Downloads heading on the right hand side of the page.

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Employment of Young People Employment Rights Statutory Minimum Wage 2018

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