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Minimum Wage Amendment - URGENT

Sep 14, 2022

The Minister for Social Security has considered the recommendation of the Employment Forum not to set an additional increase in the levels of the minimum wage in October 2022, as set out in its recent report.

As the Employment Law permits, the Minister has decided not to accept the Forum’s recommendation in this regard and has decided that there should be an increase in the minimum wage rates in October 2022, and has made an Order which will come into force on 1 October 2022.

The details of the new rates are contained in the Order, a link to which is here

Because of the period of mourning following the death of the Queen, the minister will not be issuing a press release until after the funeral next Monday, but Revenue Jersey will be contacting all employers in the meantime to alert them to the new October rates.

The offset rates will rise in January 2023, rather than October 2022. This is because the offset rates are set by Regulations rather than Ministerial Order, and the usual States processes have to be followed – a six week lodging period followed by a debate in the Assembly. Realistically this cannot be done before the November sitting.

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