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Agricultural Wages Board - England & Wales to be abolished
As part of the The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013, The Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales will be abolished on 25 June 2013.

Instead, The Low Pay Commission will provide recommendations to Government on the level of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates including whether there should be any changes to the rates to take account of agricultural workers. However it is expected that there will be a single minimum wage rate across all sectors of the economy.

The Agricultural Wages Boards for Scotland and Northern Ireland remain.


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There will be a slight delay to the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales which sets specific agricultural wage rates and terms and conditions. It had been set to be abolished on 25 June, but is now expected to be abolished sometime over the summer. The abolition of the agricultural minimum wage rates will come into effect on 1 October 2013 when the final Agricultural Wages Order ends, leaving the national minimum wage rates to be applied as the minimum where applicable.
Posted on 19 Nov 2016


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