Latest Coronavirus Update – June 2020: With 28 new additional staff members and a new Furlough Portal built we are starting to make inroads into the influx of work that Coronavirus has created for the business.

The immediate challenge is making sure all of our customer’s July quarterly tax bill is up to date and accurate, and for those customers who have requested Furlough that these requests have been processed. To ensure this vital workstream has our team’s full focus, we have temporarily closed our phone lines for 2 weeks, starting from Monday 8th June, reopening on Monday 22nd June 2020. In these 2 weeks we will also strive to get as many emails answered and payroll changes made to our customer’s accounts.

Whilst our phone lines will be closed, we are very much open and you can contact us via email, if it is about the Furlough scheme email covid19queries@stafftax.co.uk or if it is a general payroll query or request email info@stafftax.co.uk  To read all our latest Covid-19/Furlough related FAQs click here. To access our newly built Furlough Portal click here

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Holiday Entitlement

By law, a full time employee is entitled to 5.6 weeks (28 days) of paid holiday leave per annum. This includes the eight UK bank holidays. Annual leave can only be taken as it has been accrued.

Part Time Employees

Holiday entitlement is calculated pro rata for part time employees by multiplying the number of days worked per week by 5.6, eg:

3 days per week x 5.6 = 16.8 days holiday entitlement per year.

Bank Holidays

Bank holidays are included in the 28 days. Therefore, if your employee were to take a bank holiday off it would be deducted from their annual leave entitlement. If a part time employee does not normally work on a day which a bank holiday would fall, then the bank holiday does not affect their entitlement.

Bank holidays do not have to be taken and the day's holiday can be taken at another time, providing an agreement has been reached between you and your employee.

Temporary Staff

Temporary staff are also entitled to holiday leave.

Temporary Employee in a Full Time Position

For a temporary employee in a full-time position divide 28 (entitlement if full time permanent) with 52 (weeks in a year). Multiply the answer with the number of weeks the employee has been contracted to work, eg:

Julie has been hired for five days per week for 16 weeks:

28 days ÷ 52 weeks = 0.54, x 16 weeks contracted = 8.6 days holiday entitlement for Julie.

Temporary Employee in a Part Time Position

First establish the annual entitlement if your was working the whole year by multiplying the number of days worked per week by 5.6, and the follow the same equation above, as for a full time, eg:

Kim has been hired three days per week for six weeks:

3 days per week x 5.6 weeks = 16.8 days holiday entitlement per yer, ÷ 52 weeks = 0.32, x 6 weeks = 1.9 days holiday for Kim.

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