Leave

UK employment law makes provision for a wide variety of types of leave from work. Some of the more common are annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, and time off for medical or dental appointments.


A fifth of over-45s expect to quit work to care for relatives

One in five (19%) employees aged over 45 expects to quit their job to care for an adult relative full...

Ryanair tells pilots: ‘Take unpaid leave or transfer abroad’

26 Sep 2019

Ryanair has asked its UK pilots to take unpaid leave for up to a year or transfer to its other...

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flexible working

Why meeting flexible working requests is easier said than done

26 Sep 2019

With Labour proposing a four-day week and unions campaigning for workers to use technology to spend less time in the...

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Young and old most likely to miss out on paid holiday and payslips

16 Sep 2019

The youngest and oldest staff working in atypical ways, such as temporary work, are the most at risk of missing...

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Mini factory Brexit

No-deal Brexit: Mini factory staff may be forced to take unpaid leave

11 Sep 2019

Workers at the Mini plant in Oxfordshire could be forced to take at least two weeks’ unpaid leave and have...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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pet bereavement leave

Petition calls for pet bereavement leave

15 Aug 2019

A woman who claims she lost her job on the same day her dog died is calling for the right...

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Met PC defies bosses to appear on Big Brother

13 Aug 2019

A Metropolitan police constable is appearing on the Nigerian version of the reality television show Big Brother, despite her manager...

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Give workers more holiday to stimulate economic growth, report urges

12 Aug 2019

Increasing minimum holiday entitlement and wages would help solve the UK’s productivity crisis and stimulate economic growth, a think tank...

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molson coors life leave

Molson Coors offers staff two weeks’ paid ‘life leave’

8 Jul 2019

Molson Coors Brewing Company is offering staff up to two weeks’ extra paid annual leave to be used for significant...

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Hunt threatens to cancel civil servants’ August annual leave

2 Jul 2019

Conservative leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has threatened to cancel all August annual leave across the civil service in order to...

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Include regular voluntary overtime in holiday pay, judge rules

10 Jun 2019

Employers must now consider any voluntary overtime that is taken regularly in holiday pay calculations

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Enhance leave policies to keep carers in work, employers urged

8 May 2019

The chief executive of a major energy supplier is urging employers to do more to retain the almost 5 million...

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Can orgasms boost staff productivity?

14 Nov 2018

Research by Swedish sex and intimacy brand Lelo has suggested that if workers had more orgasms it could add £90...

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Parental bereavement leave to be introduced in 2020

2 Nov 2018

Parents and primary carers who suffer the loss of a child will be entitled to at least two weeks’ paid...

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