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Annual holidays

All employees are entitled to at least four weeks’ paid holidays a year.

Employees get their annual holiday entitlements on their first and subsequent anniversaries after starting work.

Some agreements may provide for one or more “additional” weeks of holidays on top of the statutory entitlement.

Annual holidays can be taken at any time agreed between the employer and the employee. Employees must be given the opportunity to take at least two of the four weeks’ holidays continuously, if they wish to do so.