New guidance on calculation of holidays published
On 25th February 2019 the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published guidance on how to calculate holiday entitlement correctly. This has come from a Government backed campaign to prevent workers losing out on holiday pay after an alarming lack of awareness from both Employers and Employees.
The guidance explains how to calculate holidays in many circumstances.
The BEIS made a statement saying “We want to see more businesses getting holiday pay right for their workers, helping to maintain a fair working environment for all. The onus is on you, as a responsible employer, to check your workers are receiving the correct amount”.
There is also an online calculator that can be used to check statutory holiday entitlement (this will not take into account contractual leave entitlement). We feel it is best practice to calculate holiday entitlement manually then use a calculator as a final check. This way you can show your working out to a member of staff should they query their holiday entitlement.
Here is a link to the GOV holiday entitlement calculator: https://www.gov.uk/calculate-your-holiday-entitlement