Publication - Advice and guidance

Agricultural wages: guide for workers and employers - 25th edition

Published: 15 Mar 2021
Directorate:
Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate
Part of:
Farming and rural
ISBN:
9781800044876

Twenty fifth edition of the guide for workers and employers produced by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) - an autonomous body for the purpose of setting minimum wages and other terms and conditions of service for agricultural workers in Scotland.

Agricultural wages: guide for workers and employers - 25th edition
2. About Wages Order No. 68

2. About Wages Order No. 68

When does the new Order come into effect?

  • The Order will be effective from Thursday, 1 April 2021.
  • The rates of pay which come into effect on 1 April 2021 are compatible with NMW and NLW requirements where necessary.

Key Features

  • A minimum hourly rate of £8.91 for all workers.
  • A minimum hourly rate of £5.58 for workers who undertake an SCQF Level 4 or 5 or equivalent in Agriculture/Horticulture.
  • The dog allowance to be increased to £6.57 per week for each dog up to a maximum of 4.
  • The additional sum payable to workers with appropriate qualifications will increase to £1.32 per hour.
  • The daily rate of the accommodation off-set for accommodation other than a house is £8.36.
  • The minimum hourly rate of £13.37 for overtime for all workers. Please see qualifying criteria for overtime on page 4.

Contact

Email: ken.gray@gov.scot