Statutory time off

Everyone enjoys a little time off. But the questions is, how much should we get? To a certain extent, the answer is: whatever is negotiated and/or agreed in the contract of employment, but – as with most things in life – the government lays down some limits by way of legislation. So, without further preamble, here are the latest statutory entitlements for workers’ time off. The time off ‘baseline’ The official figure is that most workers are entitled to 5.6 weeks of paid time off per year; although before anybody cites their “4 weeks”, don’t forget that