Agricultural wages in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
11 April 2018
There are different rules for agricultural workers in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
The changes to rates for agricultural wages which came into force on 1 April 2018 are detailed through the links below.
Agricultural workers in England must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage. Workers employed before the rules changed on 1 October 2013 still have the right to the Agricultural Minimum Wage if it says so in their contract.
Agricultural workers in Scotland must be paid at least the National Minimum Wage.
Agricultural workers in Wales must be paid at least the Agricultural Minimum Wage or the National Minimum Wage if that’s higher.
Minimum rates of agricultural pay are determined by the Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland (AWB)
Further details on the devolved policies can be found on GOV.UK.