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NMW RISE SUPPORT

The British Grooms Association (BGA) is the professional membership organisation for everyone who works with horses.

The National Minimum Wage will rise on the 1st April. The BGA is here to provide you with the information and support you need to ensure you are being paid correctly.
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NMW IS RISING

ARE YOU PAID CORRECTLY?

It's so important to check the NMW rates and understand your rights in relation to any extra hours that you work. According to a recent survey, nearly half of grooms are not being paid in line with NMW legislation and 97% work over the hours in their contract of employment.
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WHAT IS THE COST?

Standard Membership is only £25.50 per year. (this doesn’t include insurance)

Membership including personal accident insurance is available from £5.73 per month and just £12.09 per month if you want to include income protection cover.

WHAT IS THE INSURANCE?
Our grooms' insurance is designed for grooms and trusted by grooms. Our insurance memberships provide appropriate KBIS personal accident cover, should you sustain an injury whilst at work.
Silver and Platinum memberships include a weekly total temporary disablement income, should you be unable to work.
Our KBIS Freelance Groom Public Liability insurance provides cover against claims made by a third party for freelance grooms.
WHO IS BGA FOR?

The British Grooms Association is the professional membership body for everyone who works with horses.

It makes no difference if you are employed or a self-employed freelancer – we understand you and your job.

If you are just starting out or an experienced groom, the BGA is for you.

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Meet Our Members

Sam

Sam works in a livery yard. “I love working as a groom and belonging to my professional association means that I am not on my own anymore. I am proud to belong."

Roman

Roman works on a dressage yard. He loves working with horses and is proud of his career. He has personal accident insurance through the BGA to give him peace of mind.

Liz

After changing her career later in life, Liz followed her passion and became a freelance groom. “The Freelancers Toolkit has been invaluable as I have set up my business.”

HOW TO CALCULATE YOUR PAY

Watch our video to find out how to calculate your pay. Remember to include ALL the hours that you work not just those stated in your contract of employment.