As of April 1, 2016, the average monthly salary in Shanghai increased to RMB 5,939 (approx. GBP 650) and the monthly minimum wage increased to RMB 2,190 (approx. GBP 240). The change in the average monthly salary figure has also increased the cap in severance pay to RMB 17,817 (approx. GBP 1,950).