The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published guidance and an online calculator on how to calculate holiday pay for workers whose hours or pay are not fixed. The guidance, which is not binding, complements pre-existing government guidance on holiday entitlements for the majority of workers.

A BEIS spokesperson said, “We want to see more businesses getting holiday pay right for their workers, helping to maintain a fair working environment for all. The onus is on you, as a responsible employer, to check your workers are receiving the correct amount”. 

All workers (other than the self-employed) are entitled to holiday pay. This includes employees, workers, full time part time, zero hours and those on temporary or fixed term contracts.

Putting it right can be potentially costly for employers if holiday has not been calculated correctly over a number of years.

If you would like any further information, please contact Jane Elgar.