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Scottish Decorators’ Federation Wages Promulgation 2017/2018
National Working Rules
Period covered by variables 01 October 2017 – 31 July 2018
Sub Description Variable Unit
Section Section
2.1 Basic Rate £11.43 per hour
2. Wages 2.2 Apprentices
2.2.1 Year 1 £4.50 per hour
Year 2 £6.00 per hour
Year 3 £8.00 per hour
Year 4 £10.25 per hour
5.1.2 Lower Overtime Rate £17.15 per hour
5. Overtime Higher Overtime Rate £22.86 per hour
5.6 Apprentices’ Overtime Rate
Year 1 Lower £6.75 per hour
            Higher £9.00 per hour
Year 2 Lower £9.00 per hour
            Higher £12.00 per hour
Year 3 Lower £12.00 per hour
            Higher £16.00 per hour
Year 4 Lower £15.38 per hour
            Higher £20.50 per hour
7.2 Night Gang Rate Extra Over £3.62 per hour
7. Night Gang
    & Shift Work
9.3.1 No expenses paid for the first 9 miles
9. Travel Expenses 1.  All jobs from 9 to 12 miles £4.21 per day
2.  All jobs up to 15 miles £4.81 per day
3.  All jobs up to 18 miles £5.49 per day
4.  All jobs up to 24 miles £6.67 per day
5.  All jobs up to 26 miles £7.34 per day
9.4.4 Country Job – Subsistence £240.03 per week
9.5.1 Travelling – Food £3.06 per meal
£7.66 per day
Employers’ Sick Pay
10. Sick Pay 10.2.5 Less than 1 year £40.00 per week
1 year and more £85.00 per week
12. Death Benefit 12.2 Death Benefit (B&CE only) £32,500.00 Lump Sum
Example Calculation of a Typical Jobbing Rate for the Painting Trade in Scotland
Effective 1 October 2017
Direct costs of a Journeyman Painter 1 Hour £13.92
% Addition to cover Direct Overheads
Supervision 50% £6.96
Transport
Brushes & small tools
Plant / Maintenance
Sub Total £20.88
% Addition to cover Indirect Overheads
Management 25% £5.22
Office
Sick Pay
Sub Total £26.10
% Addition for Profit 10% £2.61
TOTAL £28.71
Notes:
1. The percentage for direct and indirect overheads will vary according to the scale
     of the turnover and any trvelling or overtime involved
2. This example is a guide representing additions of slightly over 100% on the
     direct costs of employment per hour
3. This example was compiled using the Working Hours and Rates of the
     National Working Rules for the Painting Trade in Scotland as issued by the
     Scottish Painting Council
4. Members are advised to agree a rate with customers in writing prior to commencing work
5. Members must calculate the appropriate percentages for their own  business
Revised calculation, prepared by the Technical and Contracts Committee of
typical standard hourly base rate from 3 December 2016
Guaranteed Minimum Earnings
Standard Basic Wage 1,818 (note 1) x £11.15 £20,779.74
Employers’ National Insurance contributions @ 13.8% (note 2) £1,748.15
Employers Contribution to CITB Annual Levy @ 0.50% £103.90
Annual Holiday Payment (notes 3 & 8) £1,805.94
TOTAL £24,437.73
Hourly rate of labour as defined in Section 2, Clause 3.2
(£24437.73/1756) £13.92
Note: Standard working hours per annum are calculated as follows 1,976
52 weeks @ 38 hours
Less 21 days
Annual holidays = 11 days @ 8 hours = 88
10 days @ 7 hours = 70 -158
6 days @ 8 hours = 48
Public holidays = 2 days @ 7 hours = 14 -62
TOTAL 1,756
Notes
1. 1818 hours = 52 weeks @ 38 hours less annual holiday entitlement of 21 days (158 hours)
2. National Insurance is calculated as follows: NI Threshold £8112.00 per annum
     therefore the calculation is 13.8% of £12,667.74
3. Because holiday credits were replaced with Earning Related Holiday Pay the new
    calculation used is £11.43×158 hours
4. The overall hours of holiday per year do not vary. However, the distribution between
    Annual and Public varies as a result of the variable days on which Christmas, Boxing
    Day and New Year’s Day fall
5. A percentage uplift should be added to the foregoing rate to cover the cost of all
    overheads and profit. The percentage has normally been incorporated within the
    contract documentation, either by the Sub Contractor inserting his own requirements
    or by agreeing to adopt the percentage already in use by the Main Contractor
6. When operating the contract daywork rate agreement, it should be borne in mind that
    the non-productive element of authorised overtime may be reimbursable with an on-cost
    percentage, in addition to the above calculation
7. The above example has been compiled on the basis of working hours and rates forming
    part of the National Working Rules for the Painting Trade in Scotland and issued by the
    Scottish Painting Council
8. Members using the B&CE Template scheme will pay a premium per  week per operative – the
    hourly rate should be adjusted to recover this element