Is paid leave on bank holidays a statutory right.

Published: 18th June, 2014

There seems to be an assumption among my staff that paid leave on bank holidays are a statutory right. Is this true?

Question asked by Sarah from Social Yorkshire Ltd


Hi Sarah, the statutory right is to 5.6 weeks paid annual leave each holiday year, whether BHs are included in an individual’s entitlement depends on their terms.

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