Increase in the Holiday Pay Reference Period from 12 to 52 Weeks

On the 6 April 2020 the Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/1378) increase the reference period used for determining a week’s pay when calculating holiday pay for workers with irregular hours from 12 weeks to 52 weeks. The Government’s Good work plan states that the changes will allow greater flexibility for workers in choosing when to take holiday, particularly for those in seasonal or atypical roles that limit some workers from benefiting from their full holiday pay entitlement.

From 6 april 2020 employers will need to look back over the past 52 weeks, discarding any weeks that a worker did not earn pay, to calculate their average weekly pay.

HR Toolkit: Holiday Entitlement
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My HR toolkit: Holiday Entitlement provides an essential toolkit with practical guidance, meeting scripts and template letters to enable you to manage holiday entitlement within your business fairly and consistently.

My HR Toolkit: Holiday Entitlement will take you step by step through the statutory entitlement and explains the processes you will need to implement so you remain legally compliant and will deal with holiday matters fairly and consistently.

The guidance notes are supported by forms, letters, check-lists and how to guides so you can relax in the knowledge that everything to do with holiday entitlement is done properly, efficiently and compliantly in a professional, friendly and knowledgeable way.

When you buy My HR Toolkit: Holiday Entitlement will receive access to:

  • Model Holiday Policy – clearly written and communicated policies are your best defence against tribunal claims.
  • Forms and Letters – are templates which are fully editable by you and have clear prompts where information should be added.
  • How to Guides – provide practical solutions to common Holiday headaches.

My HR Toolkit: Holiday Entitlement folder contains a range of guidance and resources to help you manage employees holiday entitlement. I also provide a model policy and a template holiday request form and a range of How to Guides that deal with unusual situations such as when an employee who goes ahead with a holiday when annual leave has not been authorised.

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Increase in the Holiday Pay Reference Period from 12 to 52 Weeks