Holiday Entitlement

This is calculated for our temporary workers by incorporating the following:


  • The leave year commences on the date that the candidate starts their first Assignment or series of Assignments
  • Under the Working Time Regulations 1998, the candidate is entitled to 28 days paid leave per complete year, this is inclusive of the 8 bank and public holidays
  • All entitlement to leave must be taken during the course of the leave year in which it accrues and none may be carried forward to the next year
  • Entitlement to paid leave accrues in proportion to the amount of time worked continuously by the candidate on assignment during the leave year
  • The amount of the payment to which the candidate is entitled in respect of paid annual leave is calculated in accordance with and in proportion to the number of hours worked on an Assignment 
  • Where the candidate wishes to take any leave to which they are entitled they should notify the Employment Business in writing of the dates of their intended absence. The amount of notice which the candidate is required to give should be at least twice the length of the period of leave that they wish to take
  • Where a Bank Holiday or other public holiday falls during the Assignment and the candidate does not work on that day, the public holiday shall count as part of the candidate’s paid annual leave entitlement
  • Where this contract is terminated by either party and a P45 is requested the candidate shall be entitled to a payment in lieu of any untaken leave where the amount of leave taken is less than the amount accrued in accordance with clause above
  • None of the provisions of this clause regarding the statutory entitlement to paid leave shall affect the candidate’s status as a self-employed worker