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Statutory holiday entitlement

The statutory holiday entitlement increased to 5.6 weeks from 1 April 2009. The holiday entitlement can include bank holidays. If you already receive paid time off for bank holidays in addition to your four week holiday entitlement your holiday entitlement has not increased. Please note the minimum entitlement is capped at 28 days.

Calculation Example 1:-

- Tom works 3 days per week.

3 days x 5.6 weeks = 16.8 days holiday per year minimum

Calculation Example 2:-

Sue works 25 hours per week and has no set working days.

25 hours x 5.6 weeks = 140 hours holiday per year minimum.

Calculation Example 3:-
Clare works 6 days per week. (IMPORTANT CASE)

6 days x 5.6 weeks = 33.6 days. However, the entitlement is capped at 28 days. So Clare’s minimum entitlement is 28 days.

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The content and advice is for information only. Last updated 26.07.2009.

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