National Minimum Wage will be €10.10 from February 2020

January 03, 2020

In October 2019, the government accepted the proposal to increase the minimum wage by 30 cent per hour. This followed the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission, an independent body tasked with examining the appropriate rate of the statutory minimum wage. However, a decision was taken then to postpone any increase until there was greater clarity regarding Brexit and the ability of business to absorb an increase.

The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD announced on the 19th December that the National Minimum Wage will increase to €10.10 on 1st February 2020 due to the strong growth in earnings across the economy over the last year and thanks to greater clarity in the UK regarding their plans for Brexit.