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All workers now have a statutory right to at least 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (ie 28 days paid holiday if your employee work five or more days a week) and this needs to be pro-rated for those working part-time. If the contractual leave is already more than 28 days no change needs to be made to the contract of employment.

There is no statutory right to be paid leave on bank and public holidays. If paid leave is given on a bank or public holiday, this can count towards the minimum entitlement of 5.6 weeks. If a full time employee is entitled to 20 days holiday plus bank holidays then this can continue.

If a part-time employee is entitled to 4 weeks holiday pro rated plus bank holidays this must equate to the equivalent of 5.6 weeks pro-rated.

If an employee's contractual entitlement to holiday entitlement is 28 days (or pro-rated equivalent) to include bank holidays, an employer has no statutory obligation to give an additional day's paid holiday if an extra bank holiday is given.  However, if the employee is entitled to bank holidays in addition to the specified number of days leave, then these must be granted as additional days of paid holiday.