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Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage from 1 July 2024

At the May 2024 sitting of Tynwald, the following interim increased Minimum Wage Rates were approved. These rates will apply from 1 July 2024.

Over compulsory school age but under 18 £8.75
Aged 18 and over £11.45

The Accommodation Offset will remain unchanged. Tynwald has also previously resolved to raise the level of the Minimum Wage to the level of the Living Wage (currently £13.05 but due for further review by April 2025) during 2025. These interim rates above are therefore expected to be replaced shortly.

Previous rates of the Minimum Wage

At the February 2023 sitting of Tynwald, the following increased minimum wage rates were approved. These rates apply from 1 April 2023.

Over compulsory school age but under 18 £8.05
Aged 18 and over £10.75

It should also be noted that the ‘development worker' rate has been abolished from 1 April 2023.

Until 1 April 2023, a 'development worker' was 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).

Accommodation Offset

The maximum accommodation offset is:

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

Apprentices and the Minimum Wage

The minimum wage does not need to be paid to apprentices (i.e. only 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.

Minimum Wage Committee

The Minimum Wage Committee consists of an independent Chair, 2 members representing employers and 2 members representing workers. Appointments to the Committee are made by the Department for Enterprise, and from time to time, the Committee is requested to make recommendations as to the rate of the Minimum Wage.

The current members of the Committee are: Anne-Marie Weadock (Chair); Stephen Bradley MBE and Bernie Murphy representing employers; and Mr Bill Galley and Mr Jonty Arkell (Deputy Chair) representing workers.

For further information please contact:

The Secretary to the Minimum Wage Committee
Department for Enterprise
Nivison House
Prospect Hill
Tel: +44 1624 682306

Agricultural workers

The Agricultural Wages Board of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, fixes the minimum wage rates for agricultural workers. However the minimum rate paid to an agricultural worker cannot be any less than the minimum wage specified under the Minimum Wage Act 2001. 

Find further information about the rates or the Agricultural Minimum Wage, and the make-up of the Agricultural Wages Board.

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