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Sarah Everton

Head of Employment Law

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Upcoming Changes to Holiday Pay in 2024

18th January 2024

Upcoming Changes to Holiday Pay in 2024

Due to come into effect in April, the Government plan to make various changes to the current rules surrounding holiday pay for workers. We have not seen such a significant change made to holiday pay rules in quite some time and therefore it is important that employers are informed about the changes that will take effect for holiday years commencing from 1 April 2024.

 What are the upcoming changes to holiday pay?

As an employer, what do I need to know?

It is imperative that employers ensure they are aware of these changes and start thinking about how they will implement these going forward.

For “irregular hours workers” and “part-year workers”, there will be changes made to the Working Time Regulations (1998), which will state that:

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Holiday carry over

Workers will now have a statutory right to carry over holiday where in any leave year, the employer fails to:

The right to carry over any untaken leave or leave which has been taken but was unpaid will last until the end of the first full leave year in which there is no such failure by the employer.

Amended definition of a week’s pay

The definition of a week’s pay for the purpose of calculating holiday pay will now include (if they did not already).

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For any further information, please contact Sarah Everton, Head of Employment Law, on 01782 577000 or email sarah.everton@myerssolicitors.co.uk.