Section 12 - Transitional provision
50.This section provides for the provisions of the Agricultural Wages (England and Wales) Order 2012 (as they were when that order was made on 20 July 2012) to have effect in relation to agricultural workers in Wales from 1 October 2013. Those provisions will cease to have effect when the Welsh Ministers make a new agricultural wages order under section 4 of the Act.
51.For the purposes of enforcing the provisions of the 2012 Wages Order from 1 October 2013, it is deemed to be an order made under section 4 of the Act. The rights and liabilities accrued prior to 1 October 2013 are to be enforced under the Agricultural Wages Act 1948: see article 4 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (Commencement No. 1, Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2013 (SI 2013/1455).
52.If, at any point, the national minimum wage exceeds any minimum rate of the 2012 Wages Order, the minimum rate in question is deemed to be the same as the national minimum wage.
53.For ease of reference, a copy of the Agricultural Wages (England and Wales) Order 2012 is annexed to these Notes.