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On Tuesday 18 June 2019, Tynwald unanimously resolved to increase the headline Minimum Wage from £7.85 to £8.25. The new rates will become effective on 1 October 2019. For everyone aged 18 and above, they will see an approximate 5% increase in their minimum wage.
This continues to keep the Isle of Man’s minimum wage ahead of the UK, Jersey and Guernsey (by comparison the UK’s minimum wage rate for 2019 is £7.70).
1 Oct 19 2019 Read More
Okell’s Brewery are celebrating another win by achieving gold in this years’ Global Beer Masters competition for its bottled Manx Pale Ale (MPA).
Released in May, the ale has quickly cemented itself as an award winner, previously winning bronze in the International Beer Challenge 2019 at the start of August.
26 Sep 19 2019 Read More
Okell’s Brewery was named as the best of the best in beer and cider at the International Brewing and Cider Awards 2019, scooping the Class 1 category for Cask Ale award.
The competition – attracting entries from 200+ breweries and cider mills from around World – was judged by an international panel of 50 judges.
Over 1000 beers and ciders from 50 countries were submitted for judging, which took place over an intensive three-day period.
7 May 19 2019 Read More
From Monday 4th February, several Supplier cost increases will have a knock-on effect on some retail prices. These include 5p per pint on draught beers, as well as a 5p increase to packaged beers and ciders. Minerals will also rise by 5p per bottle and wines will rise by 50p per bottle, which also includes a duty increase which was announced in the Autumn Budget in October 2018.
We remain committed to keeping our prices as low as possible but, when suppliers impose cost increases outside our control, we unfortunately have to adjust our prices accordingly.
4 Feb 19 2019 Read More