Holidays | Paid vacation

In the UK, most employees working 5 days a week are entitled to 5.6 weeks of holiday, or 28 days. Bank holidays may be included within these 28 days, but ultimately, it is in the employer’s discretion to do so. For those working part-time, they are also entitled to 5.6 weeks of holiday, but the days are calculated a bit differently.

For example, if an employee works 2 days a week, they have earned 5.6*2= 11.2 days of paid leave.

Paid Holiday

Workers will be paid the same amount per week on leave as they would while they’re working.

Depending on how hours are paid, will determine how much employees will be paid while they’re on holiday. 

Work type 


Set Hours

One week paid vacation is equal to one working week

Work by shifts 

One week paid vacation is the same as the average amount of hours worked on a weekly basis during a 12-week period

No fixed hours

A week paid holiday is the average pay over a previous period of 12 weeks (in which they were paid)