What are my holiday entitlements? Ask the Expert

Stephen Britton

22 May 2017

What are your holiday entitlements?

Almost all employees 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.

Working 5 days a week?

Most employees who work a 5-day week must receive 28 days’ paid annual leave per year. This is calculated by multiplying a normal week (5 days) by the annual entitlement of 5.6 weeks.

Working part-time?

Part-time workers are also entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks of paid holiday each year, although this may amount to fewer actual days of paid holiday than a full-time worker would get.

Expert employment solicitor Stephen Britton explains and answers some questions around settlements agreements.

Understanding holiday entitlements:

  • How many holidays is a full-time employee entitled to?
  • How is holiday pay calculated?
  • Will commission be paid when on holiday?
  • Will overtime be paid when on holiday?

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