Holidays

In this section you will find...

An overview on holidays (below)

Guidance on holidays

How to calculate holidays (including part-time)

Holiday rules - What to consider when setting out your rules

Templates relating to holidays

Overview

The one thing you can be sure of is that every employee (and worker) will want to book and take their holiday. Holidays need to be managed because holiday is a cost to the business. Holidays also have to be planned to make sure you have sufficient cover.

The minimum statutory holiday entitlement is currently 5.6 weeks (or 20 days plus 8 bank holidays if you work five days or more). This represents 12.07% of an employee's salary.

Calculating holidays for full time workers is quite straightforward. But how do you calculate holiday for part time staff, or those with no fixed contracted hours, or those working on shift patterns? Our guidance on calculating holiday will take you through different situations step-by-step.

You need to have clear rules around holidays; from how to request and authorise holidays, payment of holiday when someone leaves, allocating holiday (e.g. a shut down at Christmas), carrying forward holiday to the next holiday year etc. Our guidance recommends rules for each of these and many other areas. 

There are so many rules around holidays that a clear policy is crucial. Use the links above (top of the page) to access information and guidance about holidays.

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