On Tuesday DEFRA announced new public consultation. In 2010 the UK government announced its decision to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales in order to simplify employment practices and remove unnecessary regulatory burden.
The aim is to make the current law governing agricultural wages consistent with the rest of the economy, putting an end to the procedure whereby farmers are obliged to comply with legislation dating back approximately one hundred years.
The Department for Food, Rural and Environmental Affairs (DEFRA) has now launched a consultation on the abolition of the Agricultural Wages Board, Agricultural Wages Committees, and Agricultural Dwelling House Advisory Committees.
The consultation will run from 16 October to 12 November 2012 and can be found here.