Guidance

Agricultural wages order 2012 and guidance

This legally binding Order, which is enforced by Defra, comes into force 1 October 2012.

Documents

The Agricultural Wages (England and Wales) Order 2012

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The Agricultural Wages (England and Wales) Order 2012: A guide for workers and employers

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Detail

The Agricultural Wages Board is an independent body with a statutory obligation to set minimum wages for workers employed in agriculture in England and Wales. It was established by the Agricultural Wages Act (1948). 

The Board also has powers to decide other terms and conditions of employment, eg holidays and sick pay.

If you would like to advice on how the Order’s provisions apply to you, or if you think you might have been paid less than the minimum wage you should contact the Pay & Work Rights Helpline on 0800 917 2368.  The helpline can also arrange for a copy of the Order to be sent to you.

The Pay & Work Rights Helpline does not deal with questions about the way the Agricultural Wages Board reaches its decisions over pay and other terms and conditions of employment.  If you have any queries on these issues please contact the Agricultural Wages Board Secretary.

Contact details:

The Secretary to the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales
Area 8E, 9 Millbank
c/o 17 Smith Square
London
SW1P 3JR

Tel: 020 7238 6523
Fax: 020 7238 6553

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