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Minimum wage

Current Minimum Wage Rates

From 1 January 2016 the minimum wage rates per hour are as follows.

For a worker:

  • aged 21 years and over - £7.00
  • aged 18 years and over - £6.65
  • aged 18 or over, receiving training accredited by the Department of Economic Development, and within the first 6 months of employment with his or her employer - £6.65
  • who is over compulsory school age but not 18 - £5.40

The maximum accommodation offset is:

  • £1.05 per hour: or
  • £6 per day; or
  • £42 per week

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 of Economic Development, 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.

Further information

Further information about the minimum wage can be found at section 6.21 of the guide IOM Employment Rights and Responsibilities: a guide for Employers, Employees and Workers.


For further information please contact:

The Secretary to the Minimum Wage Committee
Employment & Skills Group
Department of Economic Development
Nivison House
Prospect Hill
Tel: (01624) 682393

Agricultural workers

The Agricultural Wages Board of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture, fixes the minimum wage rates for agricultural workers. 

Page last updated: 24 November 2016

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