Holiday pay and entitlement is one of the most common topics we are asked to provide assistance with by our clients.  As many of you will already know, the Government introduced new guidance from 1st January 2024 on how to calculate holiday entitlement and holiday pay, which was supposed to provide clarity.

On reviewing this guidance, we actually found them to be rather confusing and “mudded” the waters in respect to what constitutes “normal” pay.  As such, we have decided to use terms such as “basic” pay (being the minimum flat rate that an employee is guaranteed to receive) and “normal” pay (being what we previously referred to as average pay) to show a clear distinction.  So, to help our clients, we have put together our own Employment Law Guide on Holiday Pay and Entitlement for Employers and attach a copy for your reference, which we hope you will find useful.

Employment Law Guide

Due to the complexity of this guidance, we also dedicated our last bi-monthly webinar to this particular subject only – something we do not normally do.   Below is a link to the recording, that includes copies of the slides, which we hope you will also find of interest.

Bi-Monthly Webinar Recording

We hope that the attached will assist you when it comes to calculating both holiday entitlement and pay.  However, if you have any queries or questions relating to this subject, please do not hesitate to drop us an email or give us a call as we would be pleased to help.

Clients are welcome to raise any concerns with our Consultant team, who would be pleased to advise you on any element of the issues arising from this update.