Accommodation For Agricultural Workers

Accommodation For Agricultural Workers

Farmers who provide accommodation to their employees need to make sure that the rates they charge their workers do not push wages below National Minimum Wage or Agricultural Minimum Wage. If accommodation is provided to workers, the offset rate as provided by HMRC is...
HMRC Agricultural Compliance Checks

HMRC Agricultural Compliance Checks

In the rural sector, employers are being urged to check that they are paying the correct minimum wages rates where both the Agricultural Minimum Wage and the National Living Wage apply.  HMRC has launched a programme of compliance checks to ensure the correct rates...
Auto Enrolment For Farmers

Auto Enrolment For Farmers

Farmers face fines if they don’t adopt the new workplace pension rules. The Government has brought in to place a new scheme called Auto Enrolment in which all employees must be enrolled in a workplace pension scheme. The Pensions Regulator says that over 1,000...
Happy Holidays From Green & Co

Happy Holidays From Green & Co

As we take our Christmas break at the end of another productive year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal blog readers! Whether you are already a client, a prospective client, or just like to read our informative articles each week, it is...
Changes to Agricultural Minimum Wage on the Horizon

Changes to Agricultural Minimum Wage on the Horizon

Farm workers in Wales are set to receive a 6% pay rise by the end of this year, following the introduction of an interim Agricultural Wages Order for Wales. It will be the first pay rise of its kind since the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board in 2013, and will...
Employing Casual Harvesters & Beaters

Employing Casual Harvesters & Beaters

Farmers are being reminded by HMRC that they must ensure that they comply with the rules when employing casual workers for harvesting and shoot beating. Firstly –  you must ensure that individuals are eligible to work in the UK by requesting the relevant...