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Use our free holiday calculator to work out your statutory holiday entitlement.

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Calculate your statutory holiday entitlement with ease

Want to find out your holiday entitlement? Calculating leave allowance is easy with our holiday calculator.

Select what your holiday allowance is based on, the period you’d like to cover, and bingo, you have your statutory holiday allowance. Find our free calculator below.

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UK holiday entitlement rules

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 gov.uk.

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Full-time employee entitlement

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.

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Part-time employee entitlement

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.

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Employees working in hours

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.

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Employees starting or leaving partway through 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 business’s leave year is calculated from January to December and the employee leaves in June, they are entitled to half of their full holiday allowance.

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