UK public holidays 2019
1 January Tuesday, New Year’s Day
19 April Friday, Good Friday
22 April Monday, Easter Monday
6 May Monday, Early May Bank Holiday
27 May Monday, Spring Bank Holiday
26 August, Monday Summer Bank Holiday
25 December, Wednesday, Christmas Day
26 December Thursday, Boxing Day.
Your Obligation To Pay Or Not To Pay
Do you have a legal obligation to give your domestic staff time off and pay them?
Contrary to what some employers believe, you do NOT have to give staff paid leave on Bank or Public Holidays. You can choose to include them as part of their statutory annual leave. Their entitlements should be specified in their contract of employment.
So what happens when a Bank Holiday falls on a weekend? Well, when that happens, a ‘substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday, normally the following Monday, according to the hours and days you work:
Full-time workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks paid holiday per year (known as Statutory Leave Entitlement or annual leave).
Working 5 days a week
Most workers who work a 5-day week must receive at least 28 days paid annual leave per year. This is the equivalent of 5.6 weeks of holiday.
Part-time workers get less paid holiday than full-time workers. They’re entitled to at least 5.6 weeks of paid holiday but this amounts to fewer than 28 days because they work fewer hours per week.
The Graham Agency, keeping you informed.