Agricultural wages guide for workers and employers - 26th edition

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What does this involve?

This is the 26th edition of the guide for workers and employers produced by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) - an autonomous body which sets minimum wages and other terms and conditions of service for agricultural workers in Scotland.

This guide should be read alongside the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Order (No. 69) 2022 ('the Order'). A copy of the Order is included with the guide.

The Order contains the detailed legal requirements for the calculation of minimum pay, holidays, etc, and has to be written in the precise legal terms required to make the Order enforceable in law.

This guide explains these rules in simpler terms and answers some of the questions which are most likely to arise. If there is any confusion between the Order and the guide, the provisions of the Order take precedence.

This version of the guide incorporates the new rates of pay and other changes introduced with effect from Thursday 1 April 2022.

Am I eligible?

Anyone can use this service.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Agricultural workers and employers in Scotland.

How long does this take?

It takes around an hour to read the full guidance.

Important information

The information contained in the guide is provided as guidance only. It should not be seen as providing legal advice on the Order or on legal matters generally. If you are unclear about the terms or the effect of the Order, you should contact your legal adviser.

The guide does not apply to persons who are required by law to attend school.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Government website for more information and to read the full guidance.

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