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Scottish Agricultural Wages Order and guidance

Published: 20 Mar 2018

The Agricultural Wages Order and guidance details the minimum hourly rates of pay and other terms and conditions for agricultural workers in Scotland.

36 page PDF

176.7 kB

36 page PDF

176.7 kB

Contents
Scottish Agricultural Wages Order and guidance
2. About Wages Order No. 65

36 page PDF

176.7 kB

2. About Wages Order No. 65

When does the new Order come into effect?

  • The Order will be effective from Sunday, 1 April 2018.
  • The rates of pay which come into effect on 1 April 2018 are compatible with NMW and NLW requirements where necessary.

Key Features

  • A minimum hourly rate of £7.83 for all workers.
  • A minimum hourly rate of £5.00 for workers who undertake an SCQF Level 4 or 5 or equivalent in Agriculture/Horticulture.
  • The dog allowance to be increased to £6.00 per week for each dog up to a maximum of 4.
  • The additional sum payable to workers with appropriate qualifications will increase to £1.20 per hour.
  • The daily rate of the accommodation off-set for accommodation other than a house is £7.00.
  • The minimum hourly rate of £11.75 for overtime for all workers. Please see qualifying criteria for overtime on page 4.

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