NJC produce guidance regarding the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 for Term-Time Only workers

John Cook

The late May bank holiday will be moved to Thursday 2 June 2022 and an additional Jubilee bank holiday will be on Friday 3 June 2022.

The DfE have laid regulations reducing the school year from 190 to 189 days for the academic year 2021-2022.

Full time employees will simply receive an additional day off and if this is the case no further entitlement arises.

Similarly, any part time employees, including term time only workers, who were due to work on the additional bank holiday (or day arranged instead), will need no adjustment to pay as they will receive the same pay but work one day less.

Where a part time or term time only worker is working the same number of days throughout the year then they will be entitled to the additional bank holiday on a pro rata basis.

The example given in the guidance is for a term time only employee working 39 weeks, three days per week.  In the example the holiday increase amounts to 0.5967 and the recommendation is that this should be paid.

However, there is no obligation on an employer to pay an increased amount and an alternative would be to grant the time off.  The Working Time Regulations provide that the overall holiday entitlement must be rounded up to the nearest half day.

NJC Circular Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 23 November 2021

John Cook – Solicitor

John Cook

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