Minimum Wage Public Consultation – Reminder

The public is reminded that St Helena Government (SHG) is currently consulting on an increase to the Minimum Wage from 1 April 2020. Those wishing to respond to this consultation have up until 4pm on Monday, 18 November 2019, to do so. 

Minimum Wage

The Minimum Wage per hour is currently £3.13 (for persons over 18) and £2.18 (for persons aged 16 or 17).

The Employment Rights Committee is consulting on three options for this period of consultation on an increase to the Minimum Wage from 1 April 2020:

  1. An increase of 9p (2.9%) to £3.22 for persons over 18

This is a 0% real increase in the Minimum Wage as the increase is in line with inflation. The Minimum Wage for persons aged 16 or 17 would also increase by 9p to £2.27.

  • An increase of 5p (1.6%) to £3.18 for persons over 18.

This is a -1.3% real change in the Minimum Wage, after inflation is taken into account. The Minimum Wage for persons aged 16 or 17 would also increase by 5p to £2.23.

  • No increase

This is a -2.9% real change in the Minimum Wage as there is no increase to keep in line with inflation.

Consultation

SHG would like to hear your opinions on the options provided, and how the changes might affect you or your business. 

If you would like to respond to this consultation by the Employment Rights Committee, please contact the Chief Economist, Nicole Shamier, by email:  nicole.shamier@sainthelena.gov.sh or calling: 22470 by the above deadline. Anyone wishing to discuss the matter in person can also do so by booking an appointment with Nicole before the consultation closes.

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SHG
4 November 2019

St Helena Government Press Office

Telephone: 22470
Email: liam.yon@sainthelena.gov.sh