The government has published guidance setting out how holiday pay should be calculated for part-year and irregular hours works, as well as other 2024 holiday pay changes.  The guidance advises how employers should apply the recent changes to the holiday pay provisions of the Working Time Regulations.

It sets out:

  • changes relating to the amount of leave that can be carried over, removing the regulations that allowed workers to carry over leave that could not have been taken because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • how statutory holiday entitlement is accrued and calculated
  • what calculations an employer should do if an employee leaves a job part-way through a leave year, to check they have received the statutory minimum or if a payment in lieu is necessary
  • definitions for an irregular hours worker and part-year worker and provides examples for each
  • how statutory entitlement is accrued by part-year or irregular hours workers while they are on maternity or other family-related leave, or off sick
  • how employers should calculate rolled-up holiday pay

FIS Associate Service Provider Member Citation has produced a simple free guide to everything you need to know about managing annual leave, updated with the latest rules which can be downloaded here.

What’s inside?

  • The latest employment law changes
  • Holiday entitlement and pay
  • Carrying over and accruing holiday
  • Rolled-up holiday pay