This blog aims to give you some insight into the Government's temporary change to the Working Time Regulations relating to the carry over of paid holiday (statutory).
You may or may not be aware that in light of this current pandemic, the Government has introduced a temporary change to the Working Time Regulations relating to the carry over of paid holiday (statutory).
What this means is that employees and workers can carry over up to 4 weeks’ paid holiday over a 2-year period.
This law applies for any holiday the employee does not take because of coronavirus, for example if:
- they’re self-isolating or too sick to take holiday before the end of their leave year
- they’ve been temporarily sent home as there’s no work (‘laid off’ or ‘put on furlough’)
- they’ve had to continue working and could not take paid holiday
As a result of the pandemic, a number of employees may transfer to furloughed status which in essence means that they are temporarily sent home because there is not work for them but they will continue to accrue holiday during this period.
It may not be possible for staff to take all their holiday entitlement during the current holiday year.
If an employee or worker leaves their job or is dismissed during the 2-year period, any untaken paid holiday must be added to their final pay (‘paid in lieu’).
I hope that this is helpful, but if you do have any questions relating to your specific circumstances, then please do not hesitate to get in touch on 07951 356700.