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Factsheet: holiday entitlement

Basic statutory paid leave entitlement for all workers is 5.6 weeks. This can include eight bank and public holidays, although employees are not necessarily always allowed to take time off on the public holidays themselves. For employees working a typical five-day week, the entitlement equates to 28 days’ leave each year. This figure of 28 days also applies to those working six or seven days a week.

Employers can, of course, improve on these minimum provisions in the contractual leave that they offer. Any holiday entitlement that goes beyond the minimum does not have to follow the statutory rules – for example, it may be subject to length of service. Continue reading Factsheet: holiday entitlement