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Agricultural wages reform could prove a headache for cash-strapped farm businesses

Agricultural wages reform could prove a headache for cash-strapped farm businesses

New wages reform may help staff moral but they are another headache for farm businesses in the current economic climate, says Mark Morison, Partner at Berrys in Shropshire. April 1 will see the introduction of the Government’s New Living Wage in England. All workers aged 25 and over, who are not in their first year […]

First Minister welcomes ‘significant’ Supreme Court ruling

The First Minister has welcomed a “significant” Supreme Court ruling that an Assembly Bill to underpin the development of the Welsh agricultural sector and to protect low paid agricultural workers is lawful. But Carwyn Jones has also warned that the whole basis of Welsh law-making still needs to be overhauled in order to ensure the […]

House of Lords to vote on future of Agricultural Wages Board

House of Lords to vote on future of Agricultural Wages Board

A crucial vote in the House of Lords tomorrow on the Agricultural Wages Board could affect the livelihoods of 150,000 agricultural workers in England and Wales. Farm workers, members of the Unite union, will be briefing peers at 12.30 in the House of Lords ahead of the vote tomorrow, Wednesday 6 March. The Agricultural Wages […]

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