# Annual Leave Entitlements

eve1974 | 18:11 Tue 27th Oct 2020 | Jobs & Education
Pls help Me work Out holiday entitlement.

Began work 28 sept 2020.
Entitlement is 28 days per year (this includes bank holidays)
Holiday accruel in the company begins 1 jan ends 31 December

Will you also pls explain how the figure is reached (ie the sum / maths part)

Thank yiy

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It gives 9.5 because the statutory entitlement includes the bank holidays. Take off the two remaining bank holidays in 2020 and you're left with 7.5 actual working days entitlement earned from 28/9/20 to 31/12/20.
18:56 Tue 27th Oct 2020
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Yeah bednobs. Ty I used that but it said I had 9.5 days. I can’t see how that is right tho. I worked it out manually n i got 7.

how many hours do you do in a working week?
Your HR department should tell you.
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5 days (40hrs). It’s a very small company no hr dept
A cant see how it would of given 9.5 days. Its pretty much a quarter of a year so thats 7 days. Maybe a fraction of a day allso for the other few days in September but cant do fractions
It gives 9.5 because the statutory entitlement includes the bank holidays. Take off the two remaining bank holidays in 2020 and you're left with 7.5 actual working days entitlement earned from 28/9/20 to 31/12/20.
Thinking about it a still dont get it but thats my fault . Sorry cant help so ignore me
Its odd because if the gov website it gives 9.5 days. But if the start dates changed to 1st October instead of 28 September it gives only 7. Am not sure why starting a couple of days earlier makes 2.5 days diffrence
I assumed that was because it only gives whole numbers or halves. It's probably 9 and a bit days rounded up.
The minimum leave entitlement is 5.6 weeks or twenty-eight days for someone working a five-day week.

As that minimum need not exclude Bank Holidays, the calculation should not be adding any remaining Bank Holidays.

I cannot see how the answer is 9.5 days since you have a fraction over three months of the leave year to consider.
A wonder if the first year calculation allways counts a part month as a full month, so 4 months.
I tried the calculator using a 1.7.20 start date and it gave fourteen days which is correct for a six-mobth period.

I tried again using a 30.6.20 start date (a day earlier) and it added an extra 2.5 days so the calculator must be wrong.
Had a rethink and yes, you're right TCL. The way I was thinking would only work if it had started from 7.5 then take away the two bank holidays.

Without using a calculator then. Ignore the bank holidays and call it 20 days annual holiday. Working just three months of the year gets you a quarter of that, or 5 days holiday so it will be thereabouts.
Thecorbyloon- its a suprse to me but its diffrent for the first year a think. The rules say
//For example, if a worker starts employment part-way through a leave year, they will receive
1/12th of their full annual leave entitlement on their first day. After they have been inemployment for a full month, they receive another 1/12th of their full annual entitlement on thefirst day of the second month, and again on the first day of the third month, continuing to theend of the leave year. //
So do they got a full months worth of holiday straightaway on 28th Sep, then same again on 28 October and so on? Does my head in. Its why am a shelf stacker and trolly pusher not a penspusher in HR
I would say it's just over 7. Have you discussed it with your employer?

2.5 more days would equate to a whole months worth of leave extra pro rata.
I've just been reading the same legislation and was about to post the same thing.

No idea why the first year should be so special but hey, learnt something new anyway.
I tried the calculation using a start date of 28.9.20 and a leaving date of 31.12.20 (the end of the leave year) and the answer given is 7.3 days...
You should get the 2 Christmas bank holidays, this year 25th and 28th of December to add to your annual entitlement.

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