Holiday pay

How is holiday pay changing?

We asked employment lawyers to explain the changes to holiday pay and entitlement which came into effect on 1 April 2024.

12 months of 2023: January

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown rounds up each month's key events.

Holiday pay tribunal backlog in Northern Ireland will take decade to clear

Addressing the backlog of holiday pay claims in Northern Ireland could take more than a decade, the president of the Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal has warned.

Supreme Court holiday pay ruling makes it easier for employees to reclaim underpayment

Yesterday (4 October) the Supreme Court made a ruling that will make it easier for employees to reclaim unlawful deductions from their holiday pay.

Consultation on holiday pay for temp, part-time and zero-hours workers launched

The UK government has launched a consultation into how holiday pay is calculated for temporary, part-time and zero-hours workers.

HR urged to check holiday pay policy pending Supreme Court ruling

HR has been urged to ensure Working Time Directive (WTD) leave is in order pending a Supreme Court decision relating to holiday pay.

Temp workers risk missing out on £97 million in holiday pay

Temporary workers across the UK are at risk of missing out on up to £97 million in unclaimed holiday pay over the Christmas period, according to independent worker support group IWORK.

Harpur Trust vs Brazel rule could impact holiday pay practices

The UK Supreme Court ruling of Harpur Trust vs Brazel could have a major effect on the way holiday pay is calculated by employers across the country.

Errant umbrella firms to be named and shamed

The new CEO of the Freelance and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) has said he will name and shame umbrella companies that fall short of best practice compliance policies.

Unlimited holiday is 'click-bait HR policy'

Stockbroker firm, FinnCapp, HR consultancy CharlieHR and media agency The7stars. Three very different companies with one thing in common: they’ve all implemented unlimited holiday for employees and...

Employers committing “wage theft” over holiday pay

Employees don’t understand their holiday entitlement, with particular uncertainty around temporary workers’ rights according to BEIS research