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

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

Employing Casual Harvesters & Beaters

Farmers are being reminded by HMRC that they must ensure that they comply with the rules when employing casual workers for harvesting and shoot beating. Firstly -  you must ensure that individuals are eligible to work in the UK by requesting the relevant documentation, checking and taking copies for your records.  There are stiff penalties … Continue reading Employing Casual Harvesters & Beaters

Budget Brings Big Changes to Farming Businesses

The recently announced National Living Wage of £7.20 per hour is expected to hit farming businesses hard. The launch of the new wage, which is replacing the National Minimum Wage, was announced in the Chancellor’s budget and represents a jump of 11% from the current £6.50 an hour. The amount is set to rise to … Continue reading Budget Brings Big Changes to Farming Businesses