Agricultural wages in Scotland: guide for workers and employers 2020

This guide incorporates the new rates of pay and other changes introduced with effect from 1 April 2020.

2. About Wages Order No. 67

When does the new Order come into effect?

  • The Order will be effective from Wednesday, 1 April 2020.
  • The rates of pay which come into effect on 1 April 2020 are compatible with NMW and NLW requirements where necessary.

Key Features

  • A minimum hourly rate of £8.72 for all workers.
  • A minimum hourly rate of £5.46 for workers who undertake an SCQF Level 4 or 5 or equivalent in Agriculture/Horticulture.
  • The dog allowance to be increased to £6.43 per week for each dog up to a maximum of 4.
  • The additional sum payable to workers with appropriate qualifications will increase to £1.29 per hour.
  • The daily rate of the accommodation off-set for accommodation other than a house is £8.20.
  • The minimum hourly rate of £13.08 for overtime for all workers. Please see qualifying criteria for overtime in Section 3.



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