They start on minimum wage £5.05ph and it is a slow road to get pay rises to much above £6. Even shift supervisors are only on mid sixes. But paying more doesn't mean you'll get better people - offer better working conditions and treat your staff with more respect than Starbucks etc. (not difficult to do!) and they'll reward you with their loyalty! Good luck with the business - how are you going to differentiate yourself from Starbucks?