Last week the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board released new details of the proposed amendments of the minimum national wage for employees in the Agricultural sector.
Employees working for more than 26 continuous weeks are set to see an increase to £7.14 per hour which overall sets an average weekly pay (39 hour week) to £278.46. There are proposed rates for up until the 26 week base line, being £6.50 per hour for those first 26 weeks of employment. Employees undertaking Modern Level 2 Apprenticeships in the Agriculture Sector are proposed to increase to an hourly rate of £3.96 per hour. If approved, the working dog allowance will also increase to £5.41 per week for a maximum of 4 dogs. The full report and details can be viewed by following the link below: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Minimum-wage-for-agricultural-workers-d4d.aspx