For a 5-day week worker, the entitlement is 5.6 paid weeks or 28 days per annum which can include public holidays. In the case of 6 days per week workers, it is capped at the 28 days. It is calculated from the first day of employment. For those working less than a 5-day week, it would be pro-rata.

Coming from old EU law which still applies in the UK, a worker must take at least 4 weeks holiday per leave year. If less is taken, it cannot be carried over. You are not permitted to “buy” unused statutory leave.

The amount payable per week is obvious where pay is fixed. If it is not, then a 12-week average is used.

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