What are the statutory holiday entitlements for employees?

As a rule, all full time workers are entitled to a minimum of 28 days’ payed holiday per year, which equates roughly to five and a half weeks’ holiday. Eight of these days are the eight nationally recognised public holidays, the remaining twenty can be taken over the course of the year at the employee’s discretion providing the employer approves them.

In the case of a part time employee, their entitlement is calculated according to their working hours. For example, if a company’s full time hours are 7.5 hours a day, 5 days per week, and an employee is only working 3 days a week, they are effectively working 60% of a full time employee’s hours. Therefore, they are entitled to 60% of the full time statutory holiday entitlement, which is 16.8 days, rounded up to the nearest half day which gives 17 days per year holiday. This can be applied to any part time employee using the following formula:

Part time number of days worked per week / Full time number of days worked per week x full time entitlement (Inc Bank Holidays)

Although 28 days per year is a statutory minimum, many businesses offer their staff more as a benefit of working for the business. This can be where employees are given their birthday as a day of paid leave, or sometimes staff are given extra days as part of their annual entitlement.

For more information on full time and part time holiday entitlements, call us on 0844 8797286, or send us an email on info@questconsultingservices.co.uk.

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