Calculate an employee's holiday entitlement

Reviewed by Julian Allsop, employment barrister, Guildhall Chambers

Person using a calculator in front of a plane before going on holiday

Calculating how much holiday an employee is entitled to is not always that straightforward, especially if the employee joins your company part way through the year or works part-time or flexible hours.

This guidance on the GOV.UK website explains the rules on UK holiday entitlement and holiday pay, how much holiday your employees are entitled to in hours or days and the rules on rolling over leave. The GOV.UK holiday entitlement calculator is currently down for maintenance, so you may want to try these free alternatives instead:

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