Holidays

March - 2020

COVID-19 pandemic: Updates to holiday carryover rules

The UK government has announced new changes to holiday carryover rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on to find out more.

The early May bank holiday is moving: Here’s what employers need to know

The early May bank holiday will change dates this year for a very special reason. Read on to find out how the move will impact your business.

January - 2020

Swamped by January holiday requests? Here’s why…

There’s a reason why January is a busy month for your team calendar and it’s more than just the back-to-work blues…

November - 2019

Q&A: Can I make an employee work over Christmas if I’m short-staffed?

In the third blog in our employment law series, we look at whether you can make your staff work over Christmas—even if you’ve promised them time off…

Should I let my staff carry over holidays into next year?

Here’s everything you need to know if your employees still have annual leave to take before the end of the year.

October - 2019

Holiday nightmare: What to do if your employee is stranded abroad

Is your employee flying back later than expected? Here’s what you should do.

August - 2019

Most booked off day 2019: What’s the fairest way to decide who gets leave?

The most popular day to book annual leave is here. Find out how to decide who gets time off.

Should you prioritise parents when approving summer holiday requests?

Handling parent holiday requests over summer can be tricky. Here’s how to divvy out staff leave fairly.

Mythbuster: You have to accept an employee’s holiday request if they’ve already booked their flights

Read on to find out whether this is true.

June - 2019

5 ways to manage summer holiday requests

Don’t want to have an empty workplace this summer? Read our 5 ways to manage summer holiday requests.