Holiday Entitlement Calculator

Whether your employee works full-time or part-time, starts from the middle of the year, or leaves any time of the year, we have developed a holiday entitlement calculator to find employee statutory holiday entitlement. Please note that the calculator is based on UK leave and time off rules and regulations. At Leave Monitor, we understand that calculating an employee's holiday entitlement can be a complex task, which is why we offer this free holiday entitlement calculator on our website. Our calculator is easy to use and can be tailored to your needs. Simply enter the employee's working days per week, and our calculator will provide an accurate and comprehensive overview of holiday entitlements.

Holiday entitlement calculator FAQ

What is employees holiday entitlement?

An employee's holiday entitlement is the amount of paid time off to which an employee is entitled for a specified period of time, usually one year. According to the UK rules and regulation, someone working 5 days a week is entitled to have 5.6 week paid holiday.


What are employee's Basic Holiday Entitlement Rights?

The employer can offer you more than the minimum right to paid holiday. But there are some basic holiday rights as an employee;

  • According to the UK rules and regulation, someone working 5 days a week is entitled 5.6 weeks paid holidays. If they work 3 days a week, they must get at least 16.8 days’ leave a year (3 × 5.6)
  • Someone working part time or working 4 days gets 22.4 days
  • In some organization, you start gaining holidays as soon as you start working.
  • With software’s like Leave Monitor, employers can control, accept or reject your holidays.
  • One important thing is, when you leave a job, you get paid for the holidays even if you did not take them.
  • Bank Holiday is also a part of your holidays.
  • You can accrue additional holidays for maternity leaves, but the employer must agree to this.


Are Irregular Hour workers get holiday entitlement?

Those who work irregular hours, they are entitled for paid holidays for every hour they work for. They employee and the employer can agree to the holidays.


Are Agency Workers entitled for holiday?

If you are an agency worker, if you entitled to normal holiday scheme but the employer and you must be on the same page regarding your holiday.


How to caclulate Part Time workers holiday entitlement?

The calculation for a part time worker is 5.6x the number of days you’re working in a normal week. For example, if you work two days a week you would be entitled to 11.2 days' leave a year:

2 days x 5.6 weeks = 11.2 days


What happens if employees do not use all their holiday entitlements?

The rules for unused vacation time vary by company policy and local regulations. Some companies allow employees to carry over unused vacation entitlement to the next year, while others require employees to use it or lose it.

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