Most workers have the right to take a minimum amount of paid holiday. This is called ‘statutory holiday entitlement’.
You have the right to take statutory paid holiday from work if you are a worker. This includes people who work full-time, part-time, agency workers and casual workers.
Most workers who work 5 days a week are entitled to 28 days paid annual holiday entitlement which is the equivalent of 5.6 weeks.
Part time workers are also entitled to 5.6 weeks paid annual leave but this will amount to less than 28 days as it is pro-rated according to the amount of days per week worked. For example, working 3 days a week will give entitlement to 16.8 days of paid annual leave (3 x 5.6).
People who work irregular hours are entitled to paid time off for each hour they work.
Bank holidays do not have to be given as paid leave and employers can choose whether or not to include bank holidays in a worker’s statutory holiday entitlement.
The Student Support and Advice Centre has specialist advisers who can talk to you in confidence if you would like further information. The advisers are impartial and here to advise in your best interests. To book a telephone appointment please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01522 837080.