Accommodation For Agricultural Workers

Farmers who provide accommodation to their employees need to make sure that the rates they charge their workers do not push wages below National Minimum Wage or Agricultural Minimum Wage. If accommodation is provided to workers, the offset rate as provided by HMRC is £6.40 per day or £44.80 per week from April 2017. If … Continue reading Accommodation For Agricultural Workers

HMRC Agricultural Compliance Checks

In the rural sector, employers are being urged to check that they are paying the correct minimum wages rates where both the Agricultural Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage apply.  HMRC has launched a programme of compliance checks to ensure the correct rates are being paid and can ask to see any associated records.   … Continue reading HMRC Agricultural Compliance Checks

VAT Payable On Full Cost Of Temps

Farms and rural businesses who hire temporary staff through an agency must continue to pay VAT on the wages of those workers, and not just on any commission that is due. A tribunal has ruled that VAT at the standard rate is due on all amounts charged to a client for the supply of temporary … Continue reading VAT Payable On Full Cost Of Temps

Happy Holidays From Green & Co

As we take our Christmas break at the end of another productive year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal blog readers! Whether you are already a client, a prospective client, or just like to read our informative articles each week, it is you who keeps this blog going. Working … Continue reading Happy Holidays From Green & Co

Changes to Agricultural Minimum Wage on the Horizon

Farm workers in Wales are set to receive a 6% pay rise by the end of this year, following the introduction of an interim Agricultural Wages Order for Wales. It will be the first pay rise of its kind since the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board in 2013, and will represent an annual wage … Continue reading Changes to Agricultural Minimum Wage on the Horizon

Agricultural Workers Sick Pay

Are you aware that agricultural workers have different sick pay rules to other workers? If you have an agricultural worker who has been continuously employed with you for a minimum of 52 weeks, they will be entitled to Agricultural Workers Sick Pay (AWSP) if they have been absent for one of the following reasons: Sickness … Continue reading Agricultural Workers Sick Pay

Agricultural Workers – Get It Right

Agricultural workers in Wales are normally entitled to: Minimum rates of pay (which may be higher than the National Minimum Wage) Paid holiday Agricultural sick pay (paid at least the Agricultural Minimum Wage when off work sick. This includes any statutory sick pay they may be entitled to) Pay even if bad weather stops work … Continue reading Agricultural Workers – Get It Right