In the UK, the minimum statutory requirement for paid holiday each year for a full time employee is 28 days or 5.6 weeks, including public holidays. Explore our guidance on annual leave, from Q and A’s to case law reports.


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Annual leave: UK employment law
The CIPD's dedicated legal resource on holiday entitlement for all types of worker. This page includes guidance on applying the working time directive and how the UK court system sees legal claims against employers on annual leave matters.
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Managing holidays: Guidance for managers
Information on how people managers can approach managing holiday in their team
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