Holidays and holiday pay

Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, full-time workers are entitled to a minimum of 5.6 weeks’ annual leave in each leave year.

The calculation of holiday pay has been a major issue for employers in recent years. The trend has been for courts and tribunals to find that more than just base pay has to be included in holiday pay. This includes regular overtime and commission payments.


Christmas protocol

30 Nov 2004

What rights do staff employed for the Christmas season have?

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More holiday is most popular wish for UK workers

26 Nov 2004

Greater holiday entitlement is at the top of staff wish lists when it comes to benefits packages, according to a...

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Business backing for more productivity boosting breaks

28 Oct 2004

UK businesses joining the campaign for more Bank Holidays, say more time off could actually increase productivity, according to a...

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I’ll see you in six months…

10 Aug 2004

Sabbaticals are a win-win situation. Employees reap the benefits of rest or a change, and the business gains greater staff retention.

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Firing on all cylinders

6 Jan 2004

Thousands of reservists were called up for the war in Iraq, which may be the first of many major mobilisations. But although employers are legally obliged to allow staff to be in the TA, they also benefit from a better motivated and more committed workforce.

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