From Cynthia Rabet.
IT was interesting to read the article (JEP 15 September) that reported that the minimum wage will be increased to £10 an hour, which, based on a 35-hour week, would give a gross wage of £350 a week.
Pensioners receive £225 a week. We will hopefully receive an annual increase in October, but I do not for a minute think it will rise to anywhere near the same level as that deemed essential for a person to live on. We will be lucky to receive the 3% or 4% rise we usually get.
Furthermore, if one does receive the ‘full’ Jersey pension of £225 a week, one is not entitled to income support, as the government think we have ample funds to live on.
Lobster and champagne for dinner again tonight? Yawn…
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