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The statutory holiday entitlement is changing. The holiday entitlement will increase to 4.8 weeks (24 days if you work a five day week) from 1 October 2007 and to 5.6 weeks (28 days if you work a five day week) from 1 April 2009, pro-rata for those working part-time.
An easy to use tool to help calculate the new leave allowance will shortly be available on the Business Link website. An easy to use ready reckoner table is also available for the more straightforward scenarios – see Related Links. A number of Frequently Asked Questions are covered under Related links.
These proposals relate to England, Wales and Scotland. The Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland is bringing forward proposals for Northern Ireland.
Guidance for employers on how to implement the increase is also available on the Business Link website. Guidance for workers is available at Directgov. Links to these websites can be found under External Links.
The Government response to the further consultation and the consultation documents are available on this webpage. A final and updated version of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (see Related Documents) contains a detailed analysis of the costs and benefits of the increase in the holiday entitlement.