4. Holiday Rules Explained

Why do you need rules around holiday?

Every employee and worker has the right to paid holiday and to take time off work. However, there is not a right to take holiday as and when it suits the employee. The Company can have clear rules around holiday, to ensure that they are managed taking into consideration the needs of the business.

Holiday Entitlement You need to set out your holiday entitlement. It may be the statutory minimum (5.6 working weeks / 28 days if you work a five-day week), or you may give more than the statutory entitlement. Some organisations increase holiday entitlement with length of service.

Whatever your entitlement, make it clear. If you do increase holiday, be clear when it increases and ideally...

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A summary of the different rules you can put around holidays.

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