Agency worker? Working irregular shifts? Did you know you that you are entitled to holiday pay?

35% of workers incorrectly think that only people in permanent jobs get holiday pay.

£1.8 billion in holiday pay is going unpaid each year, to a total of about 1.8 million workers.

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Paid annual leave is a legal right that an employer must provide. Holiday pay is worked out according to the kind of hours someone works and how they’re paid for the hours. This includes full-time, part-time, agency workers, and workers working irregular shifts.

Did you know…

  • For every hour you work, you earn holiday pay?
  • You’re legally entitled to holiday pay whether you work full-time, part-time or odd hours.
  • 1.8 million workers missed out on holiday pay last year. Don’t be one of them.
  • 35% of workers incorrectly think that only people in permanent jobs get holiday pay.
  • If you work different hours week by week, the amount of money you are paid when taking holiday depends on your average pay for the 12 weeks before your holiday.
  • Speak to your employer if you’re unsure of your specific circumstances, or if you think you’re not getting the correct holiday pay.

For more information check with your employer or visit GOV.UK