Holiday Entitlement and Holiday Pay

Almost all workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday per year (known as statutory leave entitlement or annual leave).  An employer can include bank holidays as part of statutory annual leave. More details can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights

Workers are entitled to a week’s pay for each week of leave they take.

A week’s pay is worked out according to the kind of hours someone works and how they’re paid for the hours.  This includes full-time, part-time and casual workers. Help can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/holiday-entitlement-rights/holiday-pay-the-basics

Holiday pay should be paid for the time when annual leave is taken.  An employer cannot include an amount for holiday pay in the hourly rate (known as ‘rolled-up holiday pay’).  If a current contract still includes rolled-up pay, it needs to be re-negotiated.