1. Overview

Agricultural workers in Wales, and those employed in England before 1 October 2013, are normally entitled to:

There are different employment rights for agricultural workers employed in England from 1 October 2013.

There are also different rules for agricultural workers’ rights in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Terms and conditions


Agricultural workers in England employed before 1 October 2013 still have the terms and conditions set out in the Agricultural Wages(England and Wales) Order 2012 as long as it’s mentioned in their contract.


Before starting work, employers must give agricultural workers in Wales an Agricultural Wage Order. This sets out many of the terms and conditions of employment. But, employers must still give agricultural workers a written statement of employment particulars.

This sets out many of the terms and conditions of employment. However, agricultural workers must still be given a written statement of employment particulars by their employer.


Trainees have different rights, eg they don’t get paid holidays.

Help and advice

For queries about pay and rights for workers employed before 1 October 2013, use their online enquiry form or phone the Pay and Work Rights Helpline for advice.

Pay and Work Rights Helpline
Telephone: 0800 917 2368
Textphone: 0800 121 4042
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 1pm
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For queries about wages and rights in Wales after 1 October 2013 contact the Sustainable Land Management Branch.

Sustainable Land Management Branch
0300 062 2298

Sustainable Land Management Branch
Welsh government
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3UR

Use the Pay and Work Rights complaints form. to complain about an employer.

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