Government announce wage increase

On Tuesday 18th June 2019, Tynwald unanimously resolved to increase the Minimum Wage to the following rates, which will become effective on 1st October 2019.

Current Minimum Wage Rates

A workers hourly rate of pay must not be less than the appropriate rate of the Minimum Wage (which is subject to annual review).  The hourly rates effective from 1 October 2018 are:

A ‘development worker’ is a worker who:

  • Is 18 or over
  • Is within the first 6 months after the commencement of his or her employment with the employer
  • Has not previously been employed by that employer or an associated employer
  • Has entered into an agreement with the employer requiring the worker to take part in accredited training on at least 26 days. (Accredited training means training to a recognised industry standard which is approved by the Department of Education, Sport and Culture.

The maximum accommodation offset is:

  • £1.05 per hour
  • £6 per day
  • £42 per week

The Minimum Wage does not need to be paid to apprentices (i.e those trainees under formal training agreement with their employer  and the Department of Education, Sport and Culture who:

  • have not attained the age of 19
  • have attained the age of 19 but are within the first 12 months of their apprenticeship

But an apprentice who has attained the age of 25 is entitled to receive the minimum wage.

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Some other useful links:-

Minimum Regulations 2001.pdf

Minimum Wage (Single Hourly Rate) Regulations 2018

Minimum Wage (Young Workers) Regulations 2018

Minimum Wage (Single Hourly Rate) Regulations 2019

Minimum Wage (Young Workers) Regulations-2019