Starting a new business? Get 40% off our accountancy services for 3 months! 😀


All employees are entitled to 5.6 weeks annual holiday, which is 28 days for a person who works a five day week. People who work part time are also entitled to 5.6 weeks holiday every year, but this is calculated on a pro rata basis. A part time employee would basically receive 5.6 times their average working week. For instance, if a part time employee works a four day week, they will be entitled to 22.4 days each year.

The statutory minimum holidays are 5.6 weeks, but this is capped so if a person works a six day week they won’t receive more holidays. Public and bank holidays can count as part of the statutory holidays, as long as the employees are paid for these days. Of course, an employer can offer more days holiday each year than the statutory minimum, as long as part time workers receive the same holidays on a pro rata basis.

Although an employer is obliged by law to allow the statutory minimum holidays, they can control when those holidays are taken and set their own rules for holidays which are above the minimum number. There is no statutory right to paid bank holidays and public holidays. If an employer provides paid bank or public holidays, they can count those days towards the statutory entitlement. If you are part time and your employer gives additional time off for public and bank holidays, you should be given the same amount of bank holidays on a pro rata basis, even if the bank or public holiday falls on a day when you wouldn’t usually work.

About The Author

Kara Copple

An experienced business and finance writer, sometimes moonlighting as a fiction writer and blogger.

More posts by this author
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Read more posts...

June 2022 Client of the Month: Manea Kella

This month we spoke to Adrian Manea, architect and director at Manea Kella, a London based RIBA Chartered architecture and interior design…

Read More

Succession Planning for Business Owners: What Comes Next?

When you own a business, it’s extremely normal to feel like you’re surviving one day to the next – ‘winging it’, as…

Read More

The Accountancy Partnership – Our Positive Reviews

Here at The Accountancy Partnership, we’re proud of our customer reviews The reviews we receive from our customers show how hard we…

Read More
Back to Blog...

Confirm Transactions

The number of monthly transactions you have entered based on your turnover seem high. A transaction is one bookkeeping entry such as a sale, purchase, payment or receipt. Are you sure this is correct?

Yes, submit my quote
No, let me change it

Please contact our sales team if you’re unsure

VAT Returns

It is unlikely you will need this service, unless you are voluntarily registered for VAT.

Are you sure this is correct?

Yes, the business is VAT registered
No, let me change it

Call us on 020 3355 4047 if you’re not sure.


You only need this service if you want us to complete the bookkeeping on your behalf.

Would you prefer to complete your own bookkeeping?


Call us on 020 3355 4047 if you’re not sure.