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Smallholding => Land Management => Topic started by: juliem on October 16, 2021, 07:38:48 pm

Title: Hourly rate for hedge cutting.
Post by: juliem on October 16, 2021, 07:38:48 pm
Is it going up? Just paid 40 per hour here in Shropshire.What is agricultural inflation rate at the moment for contractors?
Title: Re: Hourly rate for hedge cutting.
Post by: landroverroy on October 18, 2021, 09:15:42 pm
40/hr has been the standard contractor's rate for many years now. So I would expect it to be going up, or already be more in places. But the rate will always fluctuate greatly according to how big a job it is, whether the machinery is owner operated, and how modern the machinery etc. 
Title: Re: Hourly rate for hedge cutting.
Post by: stufe35 on October 18, 2021, 09:56:24 pm
Read this it will keep you amused for hours    https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/hedge-cutting-rates.246282/
Title: Re: Hourly rate for hedge cutting.
Post by: juliem on October 18, 2021, 10:25:14 pm
Is there a recruitment problem?My hedge cutter blames it on HS2.They are paying 25 an hour in Staffs to drive tractors.