How do you refer to holiday & Bank Holidays in your employment contracts? Careless wording with all good intent could end up costing you more money!

The statutory holiday entitlement is 5.6 weeks (28 days for a 5 day a week employee) – this includes bank holidays. It used to be 4 weeks and Bank Holidays were dealt with separately.

If your contract has wording to the effect of “statutory entitlement plus Bank Holidays” your staff could argue they are entitled to 28 days PLUS the 8 Bank Holidays! That’s an expensive mistake!

Holiday calculations for part time staff can also get tricky if they do or don’t work the days that bank holidays fall on.

Give us a call on 0845 463 9 365 and we’ll be happy to help you untangle this issue.

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