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Guernsey

Introduction
 

General overview & country facts, as well as labour regulations.
Employer Contributions
 

These are additional costs incurred by employers over and above the employee’s monthly gross salary and/or bonus.
Employee Contributions
 

These are costs incurred by employees that reduce their monthly gross salary and/or bonus to determine their net “take home” pay.
Employment Terms
 

All you need to know about salary & bonuses, working hours & overtime, probation period, notice period & severance pay, as well as all leave types.

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Guernsey
Everything you need to know about payroll, benefits & hiring top talent in Guernsey

Currency

Guernsey Pound (GGP)

Salary payment frequency

Weekly, Bi-monthly, Monthly

Capital

Saint Peter Port

Time Zone

GMT - 0:00

Official Languages

English

Is English spoken?

Yes
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Introduction

General Overview & Economic Facts
  • Guernsey is an Island located in the English Channel Islands. It consists of ten parishes on the island of Guernsey and three other inhabited islands, Herm, Jethou and Lihou
  • It spans an area of 62km2 and has a population of approximately 62 800
  • Guernsey’s total GDP for 2022 was estimated at £3,446 million
  • It ranks fairly high on the Human Development Index with a ranking of 1 in Europe
    Why Employ In Guernsey?
    • The main exports include tomatoes, flowers, ferns and sweet potatoes
    • 10.58% of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24 years, with 40.73% of the population being between the ages of 25 and 54. Guernsey has a fairly mature population, making it an excellent country to hire more experienced professionals
    Overview Of The Labour Law
    • The main sources of labour law are legislation including the Conditions of Employment (Guernsey) Law, the Employment Protection (Guernsey) Law and the Minimum Wage (Guernsey Law)
    • The labour laws regulate employment contracts, including the working hours, minimum wage, as well as leave
    • Guernsey’s labour laws offer protection to both employers and employees
      Fun Country Facts
      • According to local folklore, Guernsey was once invaded by a group of fairies
      • Houses have special seats for witches
      • Guernsey was the location of the world’s first underwater arrest
      Why Use Playroll Services For Guernsey?
      • Employing in the Guernsey requires companies to have their own legal entity in the country as well as managing payroll, employee benefits, taxes and legal compliance. This can get quite complicated, especially with the complexity of employment laws in Guernsey 
      • With Payroll’s Employer of Record services, your team will be employed by our established legal entities in each country 
      • We will take care of payroll, employee benefits, taxes, legal compliance and provide ongoing employee support, so that you can focus on growing a thriving team 
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      Employer Contributions

      These are additional costs incurred by employers over and above the employee’s monthly gross salary and/or bonus.

      Social Security
      Calculated on a maximum monthly salary of GGP 14,040.00

      6.30%

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      Employee Contributions

      These are costs incurred by employees that reduce their monthly gross salary and/or bonus to determine their net “take home” pay.

      Social Security
      Calculated on a maximum monthly salary of GGP 14,040.00

      7.00%

      Income Tax

      Calculated on gross monthly salary

      20.00%

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      Employment Terms

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      General

      Minimum Wage
      • GGP 9.05 per hour
      Working Hours
      • There is no statutory maximum working hour
      • There is no statutory meal interval
      • Typical working hours are 08h30 to 17h00, Monday to Friday
      Overtime
      • There are no statutory maximum overtime hours
      Notice Period

      The below notice periods are applicable for both employers and employees

      • Employed between 0 and 2 years- 1 week
      • Employed between 2 and 5 years- 2 weeks
      • Employed for 5 or more years- 4 weeks
      Severance Pay
      • There is no statutory severance pay
      Probation Period
      • There is no statutory probation period
      Bonus
      • There is no statutory bonus. Both contractual and discretionary bonuses are common in Guernsey
      Public Holidays

      Public holidays 2023

      • January 1st – New Year’s Day
      • April 7th – Good Friday
      • April 10th – Easter Monday
      • May 1st – May Day Bank Holiday
      • May 8th – Public Holiday for the Coronation of King Charles III
      • May 9th – Liberation Day
      • May 29th – Spring Bank Holiday
      • August 28th – Summer Bank Holiday
      • December 24th – Christmas Eve
      • December 25th – Christmas Day
      • December 26th – Boxing Day
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      Leave

      Paid Leave / Vacation Days
      • There is no statutory paid leave
      Sick Leave
      • There is no statutory sick leave
      Maternity Leave
      • Paid leave
      • 12 weeks- statutory entitlement
      • 26 weeks- seniority entitlement
      Paternity Leave
      • Unpaid leave
      • 2 weeks
      Adoption Leave
      • Paid leave
      • 12 weeks- statutory entitlement
      • 26 weeks- seniority entitlement
      Start hiring in Guernsey today!