How Much Holiday Do I Have To Give My Staff?

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How Much Holiday Do I Have To Give My Staff?


Written by Sue Berry on 9th May 2017. Revised 27th April 2019.

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You can pay your staff as much holiday as you wish, however there is a statutory minimum that every employee has a right to.

You must pay a minimum of 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (this can include Bank Holidays). This equates to 28 days for someone who works full time.

A part-time employee is also entitled to 5.6 weeks of holiday. But the allocation is calculated on a pro-rata basis according to the number of hours or days worked.

Your staff accrue paid holiday as soon as they start work.

Calculating holiday for staff who work a regular daily pattern, five days a week is easy. Not so when patterns are unusual, continuously changing and hourly based. Call us for assistance on this.