Basic Holiday Entitlement Increased

(Directgov) – FROM 1 APRIL 2009, all workers have a statutory right to at least 5.6 weeks’ paid annual leave (that is at least 28 days’ paid holiday if you work five days a week). Your employer could choose to include bank holidays in the 5.6 weeks.

Wednesday saw new government legislation that increased the previous twenty-four day minimum annual holiday entitlement in the UK, for those working five days a week, to a total of twenty-eight days.

To work-out your minimum entitlement, take the number of days you work each week and multiply it by 5.6.

The 5.6 figure is equivalent to 12.07% of the hours worked.

The Directgov site provides a number of example workings, and also provides an online calculator to compute entitlements accurately.

… (05/05/2009) – Pay Rates Cut To Fund New Holiday Entitlements

… (10/06/2009) – Workers Can Still Accrue Holiday Entitlement While Sick

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