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5 GOLDEN RULES RELATING TO HOLIDAY PAY ENTITLEMENT

Rule 1

The minimum number of days holiday a member of staff is entitled to is 28 days (inclusive of bank holidays), this entitlement is prorated for part time members of staff.

Rule 2

Self-employed workers are not entitled to holiday pay. Agency workers and casual workers are entitled to holiday pay.

Rule 3

Statutory paid holiday entitlement is limited to 28 days. Those working 6 days a week are only entitled to 28 days’ paid holiday and not 33.6 days (5.6 multiplied by 6).

Rule 4

Workers are entitled to a week’s pay for each week of leave they take.

A week’s pay is worked out according to the kind of hours someone works and how they’re paid for the hours. It should include commission, guaranteed overtime and voluntary overtime that is regularly worked, standby payments and allowances.

Rule 5

Employers can direct employees to take holiday during their notice period.

A Quick Guide to calculating holiday entitlement

Working Pattern After 1 April 2009
Full-time: 5 day week 28 days*
Part-time: 4 day week 22.4 days*
Part-time: 3 day week 16.8 days*
6 day week 28 days* (the maximum statutory entitlement)
Compressed hours eg 36 hours in 4 days 36 hours x 5.6 weeks = 201. 6 hours per year*
Annualised hours eg 1,600 hours at an average of 33.5 hours week 33.5 hours x 5.6 weeks = 187.6 hours per year*
Bank Holidays Can be included in the entitlements listed above – check your contract

 

* Please note that the above table relates to statutory holiday entitlement (which can include bank holidays); contractual holiday entitlements above the statutory holiday entitlement require additional calculation.

Call us on:  0808 172 93 22

5 GOLDEN RULES RELATING TO HOLIDAY PAY ENTITLEMENT

Rule 1

The minimum number of days holiday a member of staff is entitled to is 28 days (inclusive of bank holidays), this entitlement is prorated for part time members of staff.

Rule 2

Self-employed workers are not entitled to holiday pay. Agency workers and casual workers are entitled to holiday pay.

Rule 3

Statutory paid holiday entitlement is limited to 28 days. Those working 6 days a week are only entitled to 28 days’ paid holiday and not 33.6 days (5.6 multiplied by 6).

Rule 4

Workers are entitled to a week’s pay for each week of leave they take.

A week’s pay is worked out according to the kind of hours someone works and how they’re paid for the hours. It should include commission, guaranteed overtime and voluntary overtime that is regularly worked, standby payments and allowances.

Rule 5

Employers can direct employees to take holiday during their notice period.

A Quick Guide to calculating holiday entitlement

Working Pattern After 1 April 2009
Full-time: 5 day week 28 days*
Part-time: 4 day week 22.4 days*
Part-time: 3 day week 16.8 days*
6 day week 28 days* (the maximum statutory entitlement)
Compressed hours eg 36 hours in 4 days 36 hours x 5.6 weeks = 201. 6 hours per year*
Annualised hours eg 1,600 hours at an average of 33.5 hours week 33.5 hours x 5.6 weeks = 187.6 hours per year*
Bank Holidays Can be included in the entitlements listed above – check your contract

 

* Please note that the above table relates to statutory holiday entitlement (which can include bank holidays); contractual holiday entitlements above the statutory holiday entitlement require additional calculation.