National Minimum Wage – England and Wales agricultural wagesWednesday, September 23rd, 2009
Minimum wage rates for agricultural workers in England and Wales come into force from 1 October 2009, at the same time as the 2009 National Minimum Wage rates.
The changes proposed by the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales in July have been confirmed, as follows:
- an increase in the Grade 1 (Initial Grade) pay rate for workers over compulsory school age of 1.2%, from £5.74 to £5.81 per hour (£0.01 more than the new NMW)
- increases in the rates for Grades 2 to 6 of 2.2%, lifting, for example, the Grade 2 Standard Worker rate from £6.26 to £6.40 per hour
- an increase in the daily Accommodation Offset rate from £4.46 to £4.51 (to match the new NMW increase).
Full details are set out in the Agricultural Wages Order 2009.
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