Do you give your employees 20 days holiday plus Bank Holidays?

If you do this and your holiday year runs from 1st April to 31st March then read on… Easter fell early this year, giving rise to two extra Bank Holidays in the year 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016. That is good Friday and Easter Monday arose twice in the same holiday year. Did […]

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Don’t get crucified over holidays

If your holiday year runs from 1st April to 31st March then you could be. Adding Bank holidays to the 20 days statutory holidays will mean 2 extra days holiday this time around because Easter 2016 will fall at the end of March. But in 2016-17 there will be two Bank Holidays less and if […]

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Diamond Jubilee 2012 FAQs

The nation will celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee on 5th June 2012 with an extra Bank Holiday. Furthermore Spring Bank holiday will be on 4th June this year making for a four day weekend – plenty of time to celebrate. But, for employers, inevitably it raises a number of questions. In looking at these questions […]

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Royal Wedding Public Holiday 29th April FAQs

Do my employees get an extra day’s paid holiday? It depends! Only your contracts of employment can answer the question. If your employees get 5.6 weeks (28 days) including Public Holidays then, no, the Royal Wedding is a Public holiday and therefore is not an extra day. You might nevertheless want to consider “goodwill” and […]

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Substitute Holidays

This year Christmas Day was a Saturday and Boxing Day was a Sunday. New Year’s Day will be a Saturday. Most employers pay a premium, usually double time, to employees who work on these days. But how should you pay employees who work on the “substitute” Public Holidays, the Mondays and the Tuesday? If other […]

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