As part of Matthew Taylor’s Good Work Review, recommendations were made to extend the reference period for calculating average pay in relation to statutory holiday from 12 weeks to 52 weeks.

This is being brought into force by catchily titled “The Employment Rights (Employment Particulars and Paid Annual Leave) (Amendment) Regulations 2018”.

What is important is that it will come into force on 6th April 2020.

What should employers do now?

Employers need to make sure that those who are responsible for calculating payroll and holiday pay are aware of, and trained on, the new requirements.

They also need to ensure that they are accurately recording employees’ hours and pay now so that they have records dating back at least 52 weeks.


Read more about:

Annual holiday entitlement.

Holiday pay and overtime.

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