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Opinions sought on Isle of Man minimum wage

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In February the Low Pay Commission in the UK recommended a 3% increase in the minimum wage to £6.50 an hour for adults

The Isle of Man government is seeking public opinion on plans to increase the minimum wage for Manx workers.

The current hourly rate for adults - introduced last October - is £6.40, compared with £6.50 in the UK.

The Minimum Wage Committee wants to hear from workers, employers, trade unions and other interested groups.

Economic Development Minister John Shimmin said having a minimum wage was an important way to "protect the vulnerable and make work pay".

The Minimum Wage Act on the island requires the rate to be reviewed regularly - usually annually. The closing date for submissions is 25 April.

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