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Time off and holidays

Holiday entitlements: the basics

Read about your rights to paid holidays (annual leave), how much you get, when you can take it and what to do if you have problems
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Calculating holiday entitlement

How much holiday you get is normally set out in your contract of employment
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Accruing and carrying over holiday entitlement

As soon as you start a job you start accruing or 'accumulating' your holiday entitlement
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Taking your holiday

When you take your holidays make sure you have given the right notice, your employer should also make sure they pay you the right pay
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Time off for dependants (compassionate leave)

Find out about your rights to take time off to deal with emergencies - including information on the statutory right to time off for dependants
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Time off for jury service

Find out about your rights to time off work when you are called to serve on a jury
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Time off for trade union duties and activities

Find out about the rights that employees have to take time off for certain trade union duties and activities
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Time off for public duties

Your rights to time off to fulfil certain public duties, including being a school governor or a magistrate
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