Whether you work full-time, part-time, in hours, days or only part of the year, you can calculate exactly how much statutory annual leave you are entitled to. To use our free holiday calculator simply select what your holiday allowance is based on, then the period you would like to cover and bingo. You have your statutory holiday allowance.
In the UK there are a few rules that employers must abide by. These rules are:
– Employers can only round up holiday entitlement and cannot round down.
– Employers can include public holidays as part of the 28 days holiday.
– Employers must pay employees for any absence that is part of their entitlement.
For more information around annual leave rules in the UK visit the gov.uk.
A full-time employee is someone who works 5 or more days every week. In the UK, employees who are classed as full-time are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year, the equivalent to 28 days. Statutory paid holiday entitlement is limited to 28 days, so if an employee is working 6-day weeks, they are still only entitled to 28 days paid holiday.
A part-time employee is someone who works less than 5 days every week. Part-time employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday a year, however this will be less than 28 days.
The full 28 days of holiday allowance is pro-rated according to how many days a week the employee works. For example, if an employee works 4 days a week, they will be entitled to 22.4 days of holiday a year.
Employees working in hours are still entitled to 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday, but this will be given to them in hours. So instead of getting 28 days holiday, they will receive a set number of hours holiday. This is based on their weekly working hours throughout the year.
If an employee starts or leaves partway through the year, their holiday allowance is pro-rated based on how much of the leave year they were employed for. For example, if the businesses leave year is calculated from January to December and the employee leaves in June, they are entitled to half of their full holiday allowance.
If you would like to learn more about annual leave, check out some of our articles below.
Carry over: What is Holiday Carry Over?
Unlimited annual leave: Is Unlimited Holiday & Annual Leave Good for Business?
Unpaid leave: Can employees take unpaid leave?